Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Virtual Advent Tour - 2018

In case you haven't heard of this, I would like to make a public service announcement (isn't that what they were called on TV when I was a kid??). You may go here to sign up. It sounds like a lot of fun, both doing an entry and reading entries each day of Advent.

virtual advent tour 2018 signups now open

Arbo & Santa's Dog Park
This year marks the fourth time I will play host to the Virtual Advent Tour. I can’t believe it’s time to embark on the process once more!
If this is your first time here at the winter holidays, welcome! The Virtual Advent Tour is a bloggers’ take on the traditional Advent calendar in which each day in December leading up to Christmas Day you open a door to unveil a hidden scene or piece of chocolate or some other treat. In our version, each morning I’ll point you to a post at someone’s blog in which they share something about their holiday season.
While both the tradition of the Advent calendar and the timing skew Christian, the tour is inclusive and open to anyone who celebrates December holidays of any sort — from Hanukkah to Kwanzaa, from Festivus to Solstice, and from Christmas to something I’ve never heard of but that I’ll learn about from you — and who wants to share them with us. We love reading about all kinds of holiday celebrations and the traditions you’ve developed around them!
Would you be willing to share a winter holiday post one or two days next month? You’d know the date(s) ahead of time (and can request a specific one if you’d like), your post can be as simple or as complex as suits you, and there’s no need to tell me what you’re going to write about in advance. Folks have shared favorite holiday music, charities, recipes, religious calendar dates, literature, local events, memories, and traditions both old and new, to name some of the topics from years past. All that I ask is that you have your post published by midnight your time the evening before the date(s) you pick, so I can link to it in my post and direct visitors your way. (Speaking of visitors, make sure leaving a comment on your blog is as barrier-free that day as possible if you’d like folks to respond.)
If it sounds fun and you’d like to participate, please leave me a comment on this post telling me what date(s) you’d like. I’ll update this post as people claim days and will create a 2018 Tour button/badge folks can use if they want to.
Thanks in advance for making this one of my fun December traditions!


  1. This does indeed sound like a lot of fun! Thank you for telling us about it. Maybe I'll sign up, too.

  2. Hi Nan,
    I was so intrigued and interested by the idea of the Virtual Advent Tour, that I have signed up for December 7th. Thank you so much for mentioning it. I know I will thoroughly enjoy it. There is not enough time in December to enjoy Christmas, but I always try. Best wishes!

    1. I am more pleased than I can say! It's true, isn't it? December flies faster than any of the other months. If we are lucky, it is filled with joy and love and peace.

  3. Sounds fun! I signed up for late December (assuming I will be more caught up then - ho ho).


I'll answer your comments as soon as I possibly can. Please do come back if you've asked a question.
Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.