Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Lily Grace's Advent Calendar!
Hello all my friends in "bloggy land"! I am just getting SO excited I don't know what to do first! Today is the first day of December, and Mommie says some very wonderful things are going to happen this month and so we need to watch our calendar every day and see what is going to take place! Mommie says there are lots of surprises in store for me, because this will be my very first Christmas! I don't even know what Christmas is! But she said we will learn more about it every day, and maybe you can come along with us and learn about it too.
The first thing Mommie said is we need to have a special calendar called an Advent Calendar. Do you know what that is? Here's what Mommie said about it in her blog a long time ago:
(Click on the link for that original post by Mommie)
"The Advent Calendars are now being opened one day at a time...Did you have one of these as a child? I can remember having one that we eagerly opened each day as we counted down the days until Christmas...each little "open window" on the calendar gave us a new glimpse into preparing for Christmas...getting ready for the Baby Jesus to appear....the shepherds watching, the wise men traveling from afar, the angels singing, the star shining, the cattle lowing, Mary and Joseph preparing the manger...and finally the Baby Jesus making His appearance on Christmas Day!"
So I said to Mommie that I want to open a window every day this month leading up to Christmas too! Maybe that will help me know what this Christmas stuff is all about!
Every day I am seeing different things appear all around the house and everything is getting so pretty and fun and exciting!
Today I found these people singing in our kitchen! I asked Mommie who are they and what are they singing?
She said that these are "Carolers", people who gather together and go around to sing Christmas Carols on the street corners and in neighborhoods and churches and anywhere that people will listen to them sing. These boys here look like they came from the farm or out in the country...
And then there are these pretty ladies who are also singing and they are all dressed up like they are from the city...
I asked Mommie, "What are they singing?"
She said they are singing a lot of different Christmas songs like these people did in this little book of Christmas carols...
They are singing this song right now:
"Joy to the World, The Lord is come!
Let Earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare Him room;
And heaven and nature sing,
and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven, and heaven, and nature sing!"
I said to Mommie that I think I've seen those last words somewhere before!
She said, "Yes, that is what those words say that are above the window in my little "Room with a View".
Mommie said that Christmas is all about when Jesus came to earth as a tiny baby many many years ago. She said that when He was born, there was no room for His family in the inn, (which is like a hotel), and so He had to be born in a manger (in the barn). She said as the days of Advent come along...the days leading up to Jesus' birthday, we will learn more and more about that special story a little bit at a time. So she said we should "stay tuned" and come back again to hear more of the story next time. She said we will try to write something almost every day if we can, but if not, we will do our best. Sometimes we get busy and can't write every day, but we will still tell the whole story by the time Christmas gets here.
Meanwhile, I want to learn more of those special Christmas songs and sing along with these carolers!
I hope they don't mind me joining in!
Do you want to come along and sing with us?
Come on! It will be fun!
Joy to the World!
Let's Go and tell the whole world!!!
P.S., Please watch for my next ADVENTures over the next few weeks. You can see another great adventure HERE: Deck the Halls
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