I’ve always been fascinated by Advent Calendars. Maybe it’s because I find a certain kind of “magic meets mystery” theme running through them. An Advent Calendar is simply a special calendar that is used to celebrate the days of Advent and count down the days to Christmas. Some are strictly religious while others are secular in their content. And, over the years, it has become a seasonal fixation for me – especially after reading Jostein Gaarder’s “The Christmas Mystery”.
It is a delightful little story, told through an advent calendar, of a girl named Elisabet who chases a lamb through a department store and across country. On her travels, she meets various figures from the nativity scene and discovers that they are all travelling across time to Bethlehem and the birth of Christ.
Here are a couple of links to some great online Advent calendar resources:
1. The EWTN Advent Calendar; and,
2. My choice for this year, is a rather unique one from Xt3 – the official social networking website of the 2008 WYD – where you may actually bump into Pope Benedict XVI online! This particular one has lots of little things that helps us get the best out of the Advent season. Fun for the whole family!
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