“ Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree, in the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall!” ~ Larry Wilde.
This weekend the Photo-Challenge over on our other site Weekly Prompts is a continuation of our Advent challenge. Check it out – Advent Continues
We were reluctant to end this challenge, we wanted to hear and see more of the different traditions from around the world, therefore the Advent challenge will continue until Christmas Eve.
My personal response today focuses mainly on what Christmas is all about, and the reminders that are all around us.
This year Advent began on the second of December, tradition, however, dictates otherwise, and for our children, it began on the first of December with the opening of the Advent calendar.
As the countdown continues, my second daughter, Louisa, shows us a sample of chocolate from one of her children’s Advent calendars.
The two Advent calendars below are from my eldest daughter Victoria and belong to her two children. My favourite is the second, the lovely wooden one with tiny drawers.
The final Advent calendar, belonging to my third daughter, Elizabeth, is a family calendar that I passed on and now used by her children. This Particular Advent calendar, is made from felt and allows us to fill the little pockets with a selection of chocolates of our own choice.
Another contribution from Elizabeth is a second Advent calendar with a traditional nativity scene.
My own nativity scene is many years old, and during Advent, it has pride of place in my sitting room. Perched nearby is the tiny crib scene inherited from my parents. The final scene is a lovely old teashop window in the little market town of Otley and contributed by my youngest daughter Sophie.
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2018 Photo Challenge Advent Continues from Weekly Prompts