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Sunday, 24 December 2017

2017 Online Advent Calendar

Here is our Online Advent Calendar, it will be updated every day. 
Scroll down to see the latest picture and a link to the poster's blog.

Pop over to each blog to see how they celebrate.
This year I have asked bloggers about their plans and traditions for Boxing Day.

Having sent out the emails to all the participants I then learned that not every country has Boxing Day traditions!  So I thought I would start this post by sharing a little of the history of this day.

Boxing Day is 26th December, the day after Christmas Day and it was the day that "post-men, errand-boys, and servants of various kinds expect to receive a Christmas-box".   This is usually a cash gift and nowadays may be given to paper deliverers, milkmen and refuse collecters as a little thank you for turning out every day in all weathers to provide us with essential services.   It is a dying tradition however.

You can read more about Boxing Day here - Wikipedia - Boxing Day

There are three more usual ways to spend the day in the 21st Century:

1. with the side of the family you didn't see on Christmas Day
2. going mad in the Boxing Day sales or being forced to work to serve those mad folk
3. sitting on the sofa watching TV and having a diet of leftover turkey and Quality Street sweets.

Of course, for us stitchers, it's more likely to be playing with our stash and maybe a new start?  I'll be doing the 12 Days of Christmas SAL again.  Starting Just Nan's 12 Days of Christmas on Christmas Day, stitching Day 1 on Day 1, Days 2 and 1 on Day 2, Days 3, 2 and 1 on Day 3 and so on.


So follow the Advent Calendar Blog Hop and learn more about what our international friends will be doing on that day.

Friday 1st December
Kitten Stitching

Saturday 2nd December


Sunday 3rd December


Monday 4th December


Tuesday 5th December


Wednesday 6th December


Thursday 7th December


Friday 8th December


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Saturday 9th December


Sunday 10th December


Monday 11th December


Tuesday 12th December


Wednesday 13th December


Thursday 14th December


Friday 15th December


Saturday 16th December


Sunday 17th December - Double Delight Door


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Monday 18th December


Tuesday 19th December


Wednesday 20th December


Thursday 21st December


Friday 22nd December - Double Delight Door

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Saturday 23rd December - Double Delight Door


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Sunday 24th December




Hope you enjoyed the Advent Calendar this year! Remember to leave comments on each day to let people know you have visited too.


17 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for doing this Jo. It looks like so much fun and I will visit everyone. RJ

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  2. Wohoo, it's up!!! Thanks for this great advent gift again.

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  3. Jo: How sweet to have an online Advent Calendar.

    Merry Christmas
    Catherine

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  4. Thanks for hosting this. I love hearing about all the different traditions.

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  5. Hello!

    This is a fab idea. As a new blogger I will take pleasure in visiting each blog.
    You have a lovely blog with lots of beautiful stitching.

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  6. Thanks for hosting this again, I've seen some interesting posts and pretty pictures already! I'm looking forward to your 12 Days SAL again, I don't think I've seen Just Nan's version before :)

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  7. Thank you for doing this again...my favourite kind of advent calendar!

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  8. I've been trying to visit each blog but I'm falling behind, but I wanted to say thank you for this, Jo! As I've said before, you make blogging fun! I'll catch up soon, it's been fun reading what people have been writing about their Boxing Day traditions!

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  9. Great idea! You have a lot of beautiful stitching on your blog and I enjoyed looking at it.

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  10. Lovely to have this to look forward to this month, Jo--I'm finding a lot of "new to me" blogs through this :) Sure wish we had a Boxing Day here in the U.S. For most Americans, it is simply "back to work" the day after Christmas...

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  11. Looking forward to following these Advent Calendar posts.

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  12. I love this calendar Jo and have to catch up with all the posts. It is such a wonderful idea and tradition. RJ

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  13. What a great idea. I look forward to visiting everyone x

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  14. Merry Christmas to you and yours Jo. Thank you for another year of an inspiring blog. Hoping 2018 is a wonderful year for you.

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  15. What fun, so sad to see it end. Another great year, something to look forward to in 2018!

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  16. Yay, another fun Advent hop! Thanks for being such an awesome host! And for showing off Oreo too ahaha. I think I've visited everyone but couldn't leave a note on Deborah's post for her cute little mouse that is obviously hoarding Christmas cookies. Hope your Boxing Day was grand and filling and relaxing. \:D/

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  17. So many amazing beauties. Thank you for hosting, Jo. Happy Holidays, my friend.

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