Friday, December 4, 2009

Is it stealing when it's from your own family?

My sister Veronica does a very fun count down to Christmas each year on her blog. Basically it's a graphic advent calendar with fun holiday pictures and an announcement of how many days there are until Christmas.

My family is not religious, but I still love Christmas with all my heart. I loved it for the obvious reasons when I was a kid — presents! Now I love it because it's often the only time in a year when my whole family is together (and still a little for presents!). My mom, sisters, and I usually manage to see each other one-on-one here and there throughout the year, but it's never quite as much as I want. And with busy schedules we're a full group all too infrequently.

So in a countdown to the gathering, I'm shamelessly copying my sister's blog advent calendar idea. A few back-dated posts will be coming soon, too, to make up for the first few days of December.



Tina said...

It isn't stealing. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

And I'm an atheist, so the obvious hippocracy in loving the silly season for me is exactly what you said - it's all about togetherness. :)

Tori said...

I'm an atheist too--we're in good company!

rena said...

me three but I kind of want to steal this idea for Hanukkah :)

Tori said...

Rena, you should do it! I hope you do (and am going to your blog to check right now).