Tuesday, December 9, 2008

snowy

Getting quite a lot of work done and paper disposed of these days, it feels great.

Meditating on dealings with the really-and-truly not-a-clue un-churched, especially in one's own family. I just mailed an Advent Calendar to my (very) young first cousins twice removed...I'm not sure, exactly, but they're either the third or the fourth generation to be utterly without religious instruction, as their mother freely admits. She asked me -- "What is this ADVENT thing that has just appeared on all the church signs, where it used to be all about Christmas-tree sales???" She says her kids know all about chocolate-calendars; so this year they're getting a church one. We made one, some years ago, with a lovely snowy photograph of Most Holy & Undivided, and a tiny emblem and a fragment of text behind each of the doors...

My children had a whole trousseau of calendars collected over the years -- there was a Tasha Tudor one, one from the second act of La Boheme, several lovely snow-scene European ones...all carefully closed up after Christmas and put away for next year! Great fun.

7 comments:

Doodlebugz said...

We have a lovely one this year that I brought home from England last year. The church quite reminds me of Dad's! The girls love seeing what is going to be in the next window!

Crimson Rambler said...

would they like to see the one from the Rambler's church? Or did I send one already?

mompriest said...

we had several Advent calendars when my kids were young...alas none of them have made it through the numerous moves...sigh...

Towanda said...

We have the best of both worlds this year: a churchy advent calendar with fair-trade dark chocolate behind the little tabs.

Crimson Rambler said...

way to go, Towanda!!!

Auntie Knickers said...

This year, Sisterfilms got an Advent calendar that is a Ndebele house from Africa. I don't actually know what is behind the doors, though. I'll have to ask. I am really impressed that you made an Advent calendar (or had a lot of them made, it's not clear). Sounds lovely!

Kathryn said...

My reaction to your first sentence was such that I nearly stopped reading. Getting things done! How dare you ?!?!?
I got so wrapped up in Advent calendar memories that I overflowed your comments box and have posted myself...Wonder what's behind the 10th window today!