I have decided not to add to my Advent calendar blog this year because I have too many other projects that are demanding my creative energy and the extra stress will not help me. I have been working on ideas for the advent blog this year, but it is not to be. Perhaps I will draw a few of the cartoons I had worked on and post them here instead and do the full series another year. All of the cartoons from last year are still available of course if you want to look at them on a daily or some other basis.
In the meantime there are now millions of Advent calendars of various sorts online:
- The official Church of England one, Advent Stories looks quite promising. I like the fact that it stops you peeking ahead.
- Andii has started his Blog Posada – the first entry is here. I will be hosting the Posada on the 15th of December.
- World Vision have a downloadable Advent Calendar to accompany their ‘Take 2’ project focussing on AIDS. There is a blog where a couple from Scotland will be posting about their their visit to Africa to discover hope amidst the AIDS pandemic.
- Neal contacted me about his collaboarative Advent blog writren by people from Glasgow and beyond – you can find that here.
If you have come across any innovative, creative or unusual Advent calendars then feel free to post them in the comments.