My Christmas wish for you my friend is not a simple one. For I wish you hope and joy and peace, days filled with warmth and sun.

I wish you love and friendship too throughout the coming year, lots of laughter and happiness to fill your world with cheer.

May you count your blessings one by one and when totaled by the lot, may you find all you've been given to be more than you sought.

May your journeys be short, your burdens light; may your spirit never grow old. May all your clouds have silver linings and your rainbows pots of gold.

I wish this all and so much more, may all your dreams come true. May you have a Merry Christmas friend and a happy New Year too.

poet: Ruth Kephart



August 6th, 2016

Advent Calendars are meant to be enjoyed in December... one day at a time. The anticipation and discovery of what's behind each date is where the enjoyment lies. Since this calendar is almost 7 years old, there's no way you could appreciate the excitement the way we did back then. But maybe I can improvise...

Back then, my daily updates always listed the artist of the day and linked directly to the Calendar page. That way you could find the specific date and open up the new collage. But since the calendar is already over... years over, lol... where's the excitement, the anticipation, and the enjoyment of the Calendar itself if all you have to do is go to the now completed calendar page and open up each and every collage? Yeah, it's easy... it's simple... but you'd never know who we were (if you're a new phile) or relive the memories if you're an old one.

So when I decided to give the Calendars their own space online, I thought I'd try and make it possible for you to experience them the way we did. The Advent Calendar page is still there, just so you can see what it looked like back then, and so is the completed calendar. The only difference is that the collages are no longer linked on them. Nope, you'll have to go through and read each day's update in order to open up that day's collage. Awww, I sure am a meanie huh? *g*

19 dedicated and talented artists participated in this year's Advent Calendar, and hundreds of people visited on a daily basis. I can't recreate the taggie cuz it's long gone, but maybe you'll recognize some names while reading the updates, or remember a collage or two that you've seen before. If you've never been here before, then you're in for a real treat!

Ready? Then come with me to The 2010 X-Files Advent Calendar. Enjoy!