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November 22, 2022

virtual advent tour 2022 signups
posted by soe 1:58 am

Welcome to signups for this year’s Virtual Advent Tour. 2022 marks my eighth year as host of this annual event.

A traditional Advent calendar is usually a paper device designed to give kids a way to productively channel their holiday energy by counting down from December 1st until Christmas. Each day, you open a door to find a hidden scene, piece of chocolate, or some other treat. The Virtual Advent Tour is a bloggers’ take on that. In our version, each morning I point you to a post at someone’s blog in which they share something about their holiday season.

Would you be willing to share a holiday post or two in December? You don’t have to declare your topic beforehand, and your post can be as simple or as complex and in any format.

If you’re looking for inspiration, folks have shared new traditions they’ve adopted, old traditions they keep alive, favorite holiday music, charities, recipes, books, events, memories, and more.

If this sounds like your type of fun, leave me a comment below noting what day(s) you’d like. I’ll update this post as people claim days.

A few annual housekeeping notes:

While both the tradition of the Advent calendar and the timing skew Christian, the tour is inclusive and open to anyone who celebrates December holidays of any sort. We love reading about all kinds of celebrations and the traditions you’ve developed around them!

I tend to write my posts shortly after midnight my time (Eastern U.S.) and will schedule them to go live at 6 a.m. If your post is live when I’m writing, I’ll give a little preview and link directly to it. However, if it’s not, no worries. I’ll assume you’ll get it live at some point, and will just embed a song and a link to your blog’s homepage.

Feel free to download and use the 2022 Virtual Advent Tour badge. If you want to share on social media, I use the hashtag #VirtualAdventTour on Twitter.

Thanks in advance for making this one of my fun December traditions!

2: Bridget
6: raidergirl3
8: Rudi
12: Karen
15: Rudi
18: Constance
23: Marg

Category: christmas/holiday season. There is/are 17 Comments.

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Pingback by sprite writes 11.23.22 @ 3:14 am

I’ll take Dec 8 and 15!

Comment by Rudi 11.23.22 @ 9:03 am

I’ll take the 12th, plus and a second date if you need me to.

Comment by Karen 11.23.22 @ 5:49 pm

HOORAY! I’d love to have Dec. 2 if available, and am happy to do two or three more days if you want to “assign” them (including Christmas Eve, because I know you often travel then and we don’t). Just let me know.

P.S. If you don’t get many takers, feel free to ask me to help out more. Though I should warn you that the best days for me to do it would be Thursdays and Fridays, since those are days I don’t work. But whenever, I’ll do the best I can to help. 🙂

Comment by Bridget 11.24.22 @ 2:55 pm

I can do December 18th.


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I’ll do Dec 6th, as usual, lol. No idea yet, but I’ll come up with something

Comment by raidergirl3 11.30.22 @ 8:40 pm

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I can do a post for December 23!

Let me know if that works for you

Comment by Marg 12.06.22 @ 2:39 am

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