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November 15, 2017

virtual advent tour signups
posted by soe 1:13 am

Today marks the middle of November, so it seems like a good time to announce that I’m going to run the Virtual Advent Tour once again.

Christmas Cookies

In case you aren’t familiar with the concept, on each December morning leading up to Christmas, I’ll point you to a post at someone’s blog in which they share some aspect of the holiday season — akin to the treat or scene you get opening the door on a traditional Advent calendar. I believe this marks the 10th year a full 24-day tour has run (a mini two-week version ran in 2006 before expanding the following year and in 2014 the tour was on hiatus).

While the concept skews Christian, the tour is inclusive and open to anyone who celebrates holidays of any kind during the month of December and wants to share them with us. Tell us what you do for Hanukkah. Explore how you observe the principles of Kwanzaa. Air your grievances for Festivus. Talk about the importance of the changing seasons for the Solstice. Share your favorite Christmas menu. We love reading about all kinds of holiday traditions and celebrations!

Would you be willing to share a winter holiday post one or two days next month? You’d know the date(s) ahead of time (and can request a specific one if you’d like), your post can be as simple or as complex as you’d like, and there’s no need to tell me what you’re going to write about in advance. Folks have shared favorite holiday charities, recipes, religious events, songs, books, local events, memories, and old and new traditions, to name just a few topics from years past. All that I ask is that you have your post published by midnight your time the evening before the date(s) you pick.

If it sounds fun and 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 will work on a badge for this year in case people want to use it.

Thanks in advance for making this such an enjoyable December tradition!

Category: christmas/holiday season. There is/are 16 Comments.

Sign me up for December 15th!

Comment by Rudi 11.15.17 @ 9:30 pm

I would LOVE to be part again! I can be flexible on my date – you can fill me in where you need me! Just let me know the day!

Comment by AsKatKnits 11.16.17 @ 12:44 pm

I’m interested, but I don’t want to commit until I know that I’ll be able to follow through (because I would not want to disappoint you!). So consider me a strong maybe 🙂

Comment by Karen 11.16.17 @ 9:52 pm

[…] about you? What’s been beautiful in your world recently? (And, oh! Would taking part in the Virtual Advent Tour next month make your life beautiful? If so, sign […]

Pingback by sprite writes 11.17.17 @ 2:26 am

@Rudi: You’ve got it!

@Kat: Great! Thank you! I’ll see where we have blanks as we get closer and let you know.

@Karen: Strong maybe’s are also appreciated!

Comment by soe 11.17.17 @ 2:29 am

I’m in!! I can post twice. Give me the dates and Im good for it!

Comment by kathy b 11.17.17 @ 8:40 pm

I’m in again for this year! Not sure what date I want yet though. I’ll let you know by Dec 1st

Comment by Tasha B (heidenkind) 11.18.17 @ 1:46 am

Sounds like fun. I’d love to have one or two dates (whatever you have available)

Comment by Nancy 11.18.17 @ 11:19 am

Hey there. that is fun idea and me as a crazy advent lover are on board. And I might share some fun from Germany if you like. I would appreciate a date after the 15th if possible. Best, Tobia

Comment by Tobia | craftaliciousme 11.19.17 @ 4:39 am

Phew – I almost missed this! I definitely want to participate – sign me up where you need me!

Comment by Bridget 11.19.17 @ 7:00 pm

I’ll take December 6th. Thanks for organizing again!

Comment by raidergirl3 11.19.17 @ 10:01 pm

I’m slowly switching into pre-Christmas preparations gear and was wondering if there will be a virtual advent tour, so I came to check, and look, it’s happening! *claps excitedly* I’d love to participate, I can even do an early date, December 3, if you haven’t got anyone for it, but any other is fine as well as long as you let me know a bit 2-3 days in advance.

Comment by Jo Kay 11.27.17 @ 11:31 am

[…] but before I go, one last thing: There’s still time to sign up to take part in the the Virtual Advent Tour if you’re interested! I sent out emails today to everyone who asked to have a date or two, so […]

Pingback by sprite writes 11.29.17 @ 5:29 am

@Jo Kay: So glad to see the old gang reassembling for the holiday. The 3rd is yours!

Comment by soe 11.29.17 @ 5:34 am

If you still have space available, I would love to participate this year 🙂

Comment by Moly 11.29.17 @ 9:06 pm

I just got an e-mail update from Compassionknit mentioning this and that there might still be openings. If there are I’d love to do a day. I usually do a post on Wednesday’s labeled “Wednesday’s Yarns”. It’s about what I’m knitting and reading. But I can really do any day and highlight the gifts I’m knitting. Things that can be knit in a short amount of time. Thanks! This looks fun!

Comment by Elise 12.05.17 @ 7:14 pm