Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 24 – Joy to the World

I have had the chance to do a great deal of reflection over the last 24 days on the significance of Christmas in our lives today. As I researched and worked on this daily Advent Calendar blog it brought me closer to understanding the true meaning of Christmas, and I believe it is about learningContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 24 – Joy to the World”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 22 – Twenty-Two Gifts of Self-Care for Christmas

Any event, whether positive or negative, can have an impact on a person’s  level of stress and can even temporarily deplete health and energy. While Christmas has long been a stress-inducing event, it has taken a back seat lately to other factors that have become big stressors of modern times. Time will generally allow forContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 22 – Twenty-Two Gifts of Self-Care for Christmas”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 20 – Nobility and Perseverance

I am not exactly sure when I started noticing reindeer as a Christmas symbol, beyond just the figure pulling Santa’s sleigh but my fascination with reindeer has grown over the last few years, and I have been compelled to dig deeper into its significance and symbolism not just as it relates to Christmas but alsoContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 20 – Nobility and Perseverance”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 17 – Bells Will Be Ringing….

The sound of sleigh bells, church bells and chimes always evoke warm memories of Christmas and winter for me and whether they jingle, jangle or chime, their sound is distinctive and conjures up feelings of peace and joy within .  Long ago, as early as the Middle Ages, bells were part of everyday life andContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 17 – Bells Will Be Ringing….”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 11 – Gifts That Make Memories

A recent study commissioned by the retail industry revealed that 64% of respondents said they had a traditional gift that they received every year. Many of these recurring gifts were practical ones,  such as sweets, gift card/money, books, self-care items and pyjamas.  When you are a kid, traditional gifts are appreciated but to be sureContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 11 – Gifts That Make Memories”

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