I received today! Here's a picture of my calendar (sorry about the darkness)
And here's a picture of December 1! I think the little written part got lost, however. My kids wanted to use the glitter RIGHT NOW! and I had many questing hands for the chocolate ....
I also received a book with Xmas quotes, so I'll put some down for the last four days.
"Health, peace, and sweet content be yours." - Shakespeare
"Whatever else be lost among the years,/ Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing:/ Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears,/ Let us hold close one day, remembering/ Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men./ Let us get back our childlike faith again." - Grace Noll Crowell
"Sing hey! Sing hey!/ For Christmas Day;/ Twine mistletoe and holly./ For a friendship glows/ In winter snows,/ And so let's all be jolly!" - Unknown
"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship." - Saint Thomas Aquinas
My husband LOVES this - as does the four year old
"A Christmas gambol/ Oft could cheer/ The poor man's heart/ Through half the year." - Sir Walter Scott
Dec 6 and 7
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time." - Laura Ingalls Wilder
So, my camera is cool, our internet not so much. As I have access at work, and I'm here super early every morning, I'll just update, and post pictures in a while.
I have received a whitish colored rabbit shaped soap; a coin purse; two packets of instant flavored coffee mix; a zippered bag; a fudge bar; a bamboo ring/brooch; mini chocolate bars.
December9, 10, 11, 12, 13.
"Some times the holidays can flurry with so much activity. May you experience the calmness found in the true joy of this season!" - anon
"Here's hoping your holidays are full of rich blessings, simply born from precious hands and best intentions - those who care and want to share life's best with you!" - anon
"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!" - Charles Dickens
"Anything for a quiet life." - Thomas Middleton
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever." - John Keats
"Cheer! Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,/ Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,/ And, while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn/ Throws up a steamy column, and the cups,/ That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,/ So let us welcome peaceful evening in." - William Cowper
December 14, 15, 16, 17
a wood burned ornament gift tag; glass beads, soap, foam shapes.
"If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of the earth." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"At Christmas play and make good cheer,/ For Christmas comes but once a year." - Thomas Tusser
"Merry Christmas, and may God bless us, every one." - Charles Dickens
"May these verses truly cheer you,/ Give you moments of pure delight/ As the season's festivities amuse us,/ And its beauties bring joys so bright!"
December 18 - woodburned ornament tag
December 19 - crocheted kitchen scrubbie
December 20 - need to find it .....
December 21, 22, 23, 24
and christmas day!
and the gifts
and the apron