Hello all, sorry for the delay in the Advent posts, but I now have a sinus/ear infection making me feel like doing anything, much less write or prepare for Christmas. Yeah, I know, perfect timing, Right? Anyway, here are days 8 and 9 for Advent:
Advent Day 8 – CHRISTMAS CARDS!
I love Christmas cards. I love shopping for them, sending them, as well as receiving them. When I was doing a bit of research on this I came upon a blog post that says it all, so now I re-direct you to here. You may want to consider following Interesting Literature. There are always tasty tidbits there.
Finding good Christmas cards is a challenge. They should have color, make you smile upon seeing it, and having wonderful words inside to add your own special yule-tide greetings to. This means there should also be room to write.
Advent Day 9 – Candy
When I was a little girl, one of the happiest memories is of Daddy or Uncle Bud bringing Christmas candy to the house. It was always a big bag of hard candy. Each piece of candy was different and tasted different. Mommy and I would go digging through the candy bowl to find our favorites at least a couple of times a day.
One of the candies in particular was both our favorite: It had a “birch” flavor. This is what my Mommy called the flavor anyway. It was sweet and almost bitter, with a licorice undertone. Those pieces of candy lasted for hours. I remember rolling the candy piece in my mouth and reading raptly forever. It always surprised me to discover how far I reached in a book before the piece was gone!