Thursday, December 1, 2022

24 Days to Christmas! An Advent Calendar Tradition


Every year, I count down the days to Christmas with a daily post of a vintage holiday card. I've kept up this advent calendar since I started Rose City Reader back in 2008.

I love holiday traditions and vintage ephemera. If you also like vintage cards and want to see more, click on the "Advent" or "vintage postcard" tags at the bottom of these posts (or bottom of the page) to find hundreds of images from past years. You will find trees, ornaments, Santas, elves, cats, birds, dogs, deer, gifts, candles, bells, and lots more!


Some years I have a theme for the advent calendar, sometimes it's a hodgepodge. I've done all cats, all houses, all animals, all Santas. My goal is to use different pictures every year and it's getting harder to keep with a theme, so I'll probably mix it up this year. 

When it comes to real time Christmas cards, do you send them? I do! I still send old-fashioned cards out of a box, usually with a picture of me and Hubby stuck inside. 

I did order printed cards from Zazzle for my law firm. I was lucky to snap this picture with my law partner before she left for maternity leave! 


Do you have special holiday-themes blogging you do in December? Besides this advent countdown, I don't do much Christmas-themed blogging. I don't really do Christmas-themed reading that lends itself to Christmas-themed blogging. Although I like the idea of reading Dickens in December so I'm reading Our Mutual Friend.

I get excited about next year's reading challenges this time of year, although with so much else going on, it is hard to get all the posts up before the end of the year. I usually end up planning in December and posting in January.

I am hosting the European Reading Challenge again in 2023 and a TBR 23 in '23 challenge. I will get those posts before the end of the year, I promise!

What are your blogging plans for December? Do they include planning or posting any 2023 reading challenges?

See you tomorrow when the advent calendar continues!

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