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November 30, 2016


virtual advent tour: let’s do this thing
posted by soe 11:00 am

I’ve changed my mind. Let’s do the Virtual Advent Tour after all.

For those unfamiliar with it, the Virtual Advent Tour (hosted here last year and previously on Blogspot) has its roots in the paper Christmas accessory. Daily, you’d open a numbered door that corresponds to the date, revealing a picture (or bit of chocolate) beneath it. In this case, instead of a tasty morsel or drawing, every day between Dec. 1 and Dec. 24, you get a blog/vlog post from around the internet. These posts share how their authors celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, solstice, and/or other winter holidays with favorite customs, memories, songs, foods, photos, books, events, and other traditions. To make sure everyone knows where to go, every day I’ll post with the address(es).


Does this sound like fun? Would you be willing to compose a post or two to make this successful this year? What you share is completely up to you, and you don’t need to let me know the topic ahead of time. All that I ask is that you have your post published by midnight your time the evening before the date(s) you pick.

If you’d like to participate, please leave me a comment on this post telling me what date(s) you’d like. I’ll update this post as people claim days. And I’ll work on creating a badge for those who want it tonight. For those who want it, you can find three sizes of the badge after the jump.


150px:
Virtual Advent Tour 2016 150px

250px:
Virtual Advent Tour 2016 250px

500px (sized down here to 400px to stay in the column):
Virtual Advent Tour 2016 500px

Feel free to save any of them to use on your site if you want.

Dec. 1: sprite
Dec. 2: Zoe
Dec. 3: sprite
Dec. 4: sprite
Dec. 5: As Kat Knits
Dec. 6: Rudi
Dec. 7: raidergirl3
Dec. 8: Jo Kay
Dec. 9:
Dec. 10: Bridget
Dec. 11: Tami
Dec. 12: Aine
Dec. 13: Rudi
Dec. 14:
Dec. 15: raidergirl3 (if no one else wants it)
Dec. 16: Jo Kay
Dec. 17: Tami
Dec. 18: Tasha
Dec. 19: As Kat Knits
Dec. 20: Molly
Dec. 21: Deb Nance
Dec. 22:
Dec. 23: Bridget
Dec. 24: Teri
Category: christmas/holiday season. There is/are 19 Comments.

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I’ll take December 6th and… 13th.

Comment by Rudi 11.30.16 @ 11:02 am

I’ll take December 5 and 19!

Comment by AsKatKnits 11.30.16 @ 11:17 am

I’ll take 7th and 15th (but if some one else wants the 15th, grab away!)

Comment by raidergirl3 11.30.16 @ 12:13 pm

I’d love to post on the 14th and/or 21st.

Comment by Deb Nance at Readerbuzz 11.30.16 @ 3:56 pm

I was just thinking about this fun blogging event last week! I’d love to participate I think I will write about our stocking tradition, so perhaps later in the month might be best – perhaps the 20th(?)

Comment by Molly 11.30.16 @ 10:37 pm

I’ll take Christmas Eve!

Comment by Teri Henningsen 11.30.16 @ 11:06 pm

[…] And if you’re interested in taking part in the tour, details and sign-up info can be found here. We’d love to have you […]

Pingback by sprite writes 12.01.16 @ 5:50 am

I was wondering if Virtual Advent Tour would be happening this year, but I was super late to think about it, I think it was last weekend, and I even saw your mid-November post, but I thought you wouldn’t be doing it because of the lack of interest. But I’m glad we’re doing it after all!

I’d love to take December 8th and 16th. (Now, what will I post? 😉 To brainstorming it is. (Well I do have at least one idea.))

Comment by Jo Kay 12.01.16 @ 6:22 am

I’ll take two days of your choice – any time after the 6th.

Comment by Tami 12.01.16 @ 7:05 am

I’d like the 10th and the 23rd if possible.

So glad you’re going to do this! I’ll see if I can rustle up some other people too.

Comment by Bridget 12.01.16 @ 8:05 am

[…] if you’re interested in taking part in the tour, badges, details, and sign-up info can be found here. We’d love to have you […]

Pingback by sprite writes 12.02.16 @ 4:00 am

[…] This post is part of spritewrites’ Virtual Advent Tour. […]

Pingback by virtual advent: st. nicholas' (and krampus') day (and night) - randomduck 12.06.16 @ 12:30 am

I’ll take the 12th

Comment by Aine Greaney 12.07.16 @ 5:06 pm

[…] This post is part of spritewrites’ Virtual Advent Tour. […]

Pingback by virtual advent: the alternate holiday tv specials and movies - randomduck 12.13.16 @ 12:18 am

[…] Check back here tomorrow for the next stop on the Virtual Advent Tour. […]

Pingback by sprite writes 12.19.16 @ 5:45 pm

Do you need someone to post tomorrow the 22nd?

Comment by Cindy 12.21.16 @ 3:16 pm

@Cindy: That would be unbelievably awesome!

Comment by soe 12.21.16 @ 3:37 pm

[…] Check back here tomorrow for the penultimate stop on the Virtual Advent Tour. […]

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[…] Check back here tomorrow for the final stop on the Virtual Advent Tour. […]

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