December 1st only means one thing at Maple Hoo — Advent!
In years past we’ve had as many as nine calendars because we’re a little advent crazy. This year we showed remarkable restraint in only getting one apiece. We rotate the calendars so we all get a turn opening each one. This way no one is stuck with a boring dud of a calendar while everyone else is opening cool windows. Also it’s a Christmas tradition for one calendar to have pictures of innocuous things like snowmen and angels when Schnookie and I are opening its windows, and actuaries and heil-ing soldiers with Hitler-mustaches when Boomer opens its windows (both true stories). This year we have one tall calendar with a big candle pyramid, and two smaller calendars, one with a cute toy shoppe and one with a more traditional Santa in his sleigh. While it is sad to have downsized to just three calendars, it is also quite nice to have reduced the amount of glitter falling all over the floor, our clothes, our hands, and our stitching!
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