Thursday, December 03, 2009

Jasia's Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories

The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories is comin' around again! This themed writing project originated 2 years ago and was a popular way for genealogy bloggers to record their Christmas memories. Thomas and I each came up with a list of holiday themes which he combined to create a daily calendar that corresponded with the dates of Advent.

To this day, the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories is my favorite series of articles to have written for the Creative Gene blog. I'm seriously thinking of combining all my articles together in book form to pass on to my kids and hopefully someday to grandkids.

If you weren't following the Creative Gene blog two years ago, you might like to read my Christmas memories now. Here is a list of the articles I wrote for the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories 2007.

Week 1 of the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories

December 1 .: Topic - The Christmas Tree :.
Oh Christmas Tree!


December 2 .: Topic - Christmas Tree Ornaments :.
If Ornaments Define the Character of a Christmas Tree...

December 3 .: Topic - Holiday Foods :.
Christmas Eve Feast

December 4 .: Topic - Christmas Cards :.
Christmas Cards Over the Years


December 5 .: Topic - Outdoor Decorations :.
Holiday Lights in Our Neighborhood


December 6 .: Topic - Santa Claus :.
Santa Claus and Me


December 7 .: Topic - Christmas Grab Bag (open topic) :.
Lucyna's Memories of Christmas


Week 2 of the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories

December 8 .: Topic - Christmas Cookies :.
Christmas Cookies: A Holiday Staple

December 9 .: Topic - Holiday Parties :.
Holiday Parties

December 10 .: Topic - Christmas Gifts :.
My Favorite Christmas Gifts: One to Ride, One to Wear, One to Share

December 11 .: Topic - Holiday Travel :.
The Christmas That Wasn't

December 12 .: Topic - Charitable/Volunteer Work :.
The Christmas That Almost Wasn't

December 13 .: Topic - Christmas and the Arts :.
Christmas Entertainment

Week 3 of the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories

December 14 .: Topic - Fruitcake - Friend or Foe? :.
I Love Fruitcake!

December 15 .: Topic - Grab Bag (Open Topic) :.
Koledy

December 16 .: Topic - Christmas at School :.
Christmas at My Elementary School

December 17 .: Topic - Christmas Church Services :.
In Church at Christmas

December 18 .: Topic - Christmas Stockings :.
I Had a Boot

December 19 .: Topic - Christmas Shopping :.
Last Minute Christmas Shopping

December 20 .: Topic - Christmas and Deceased Relatives :.
Cemetery Visits at Christmas

Week 4 of the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories

December 21 .: Topic - Christmas Music :.
Christmas Music Through the Years

December 22 .: Topic - Grab Bag (Open Topic) :.
Not All Memories are Happy Ones

December 23 .: Topic - Christmas Sweetheart Memories :.
Christmas Sweethearts

December 24 .: Topic - Christmas Eve :.
Christmas Eve, The Best Day of the Year!


*** Enjoy! ***

4 comments:

  1. "I'm seriously thinking of combining all my articles together in book form to pass on to my kids and hopefully someday to grandkids."

    Jasia,

    I don't know why this thought didn't occur to me. It's simple but brilliant.

    See, this is the first year I and my sister (and our respective guys) will spend away from home for Christmas. There will be a lot of traditions created, and a lot of memories of traditions past. A memoir like this would make an excellent idea.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Great idea Jasia! There are so many ways to self-publish these days and you put so much work into your posts. It would make a great keepsake.

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  3. That's such a great idea, Jasia! So great I may want to 'steal' it.
    Diane R

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  4. Nice blog on Christmas. Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

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