The Advent calendar Blogmas#18

 I wasn't sure what to write about, so I decided to write about the Advent calendar. 

Ever since I was a little girl I always wanted to have one. And I had one. It was similar to the anticipation of Christmas, which in a way it is. Every day I was greeted with a new chocolate or sweet. I couldn't wait to eat all the chocolates on the calendar. Then I destroyed it and made moulds for new chocolates (that was the intention). Now that I have a profession as a confectioner, I can actually do that. 

I have always loved waiting for the day of Christmas. This year it will probably just be a normal day, like all the others. 

I would like it not to be like that anymore, but that is why I want a family so much. I want to finally feel the true meaning of Christmas.

For next year, I am challenging myself today to have a different advent calendar next year, either I will make it myself or I will buy one that does not contain sugar or sweets (at least not most of them). 

What uncle Google says about the Advent calendar: 


Advent, or the season of Advent (from Latin adventus - coming), is the time before Christmas and is the time set aside in worship to look forward to the coming or birth of Jesus. The term is used mainly in Christianity, but in many places in Europe and America it is also used by non-believers.

According to the Catholic calendar, Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. This is the Sunday between 27 November and 3 December - called the First Sunday of Advent. Advent ends after the Fourth Sunday of Advent - the Holy Eve (the evening before Christmas). During this time, believers remember Jesus' coming to earth, but also look forward to his Second Coming. Advent in Catholicism also marks the beginning of a new liturgical year.

The liturgical colour of Advent is purple, which signifies the season of Advent. In the liturgy of Advent, the readings announce the coming of the Saviour, as well as accounts of the ministry of John the Baptist, who prepared the way for Jesus.

A typical symbol of Advent is the Advent wreath with four candles. On the first Sunday of Advent, the faithful light one candle, on the second Sunday two candles, on the third Sunday three candles and on the fourth Sunday all four candles. The Advent wreath is also widely used among non-believers - often without candles.

Recently, the Advent calendar for children has also gained popularity. This calendar is usually painted with the Nativity of Jesus and has a compartment for each day from the beginning of Advent until Christmas. The compartments usually contain small gifts and sweets. Non-Christians also like to buy (or make) an Advent calendar for their children, but in this case it is usually decorated with different motifs (Santa Claus, Rudolph the reindeer, etc.).

According to the Orthodox calendar, Advent is the six weeks before Christmas and is also associated with fasting.

So that concludes today's post see you again tomorrow!

                                                                Rainbow Eve