Sunday, December 03, 2006

Advent Notes

After Lucia set up the felt Kyrgyz Nativity set, she brought visitors in addition to the Magi. And no, she hadn't read Susan Fletcher's The Alphabet of Dreams.

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Lucia has already opened the first two doors of her Advent calendar. While she wants to open all the doors at once, she is starting to grasp the idea of the progression of days. If you'd like your own online Advent calendar, here is a link to this year's edition of The Cat Who Laughed. (You may find previous years' calendars here.

St. Nicholas' Day is coming up on December 6th. Ever since I was a little girl, I put out my shoe the night before with hopes of finding good things the next morning. I did indeed get a lump of coal one year, but I knew that St. Nicholas was not the person who left the coal in my shoe. I lived in coal country, after all. I was pretty lucky: St. Nicholas left gifts for me on both the 6th and the 25th. For stories about the saint as well as ways people around the world celebrate the feast day, click here.

1 comment:

cloudscome said...

We are doing the shoe thing this year. I think it will be fun.