Monday

Today I've been blogging for 1 year!


The polar bear Knut ;O)

Send a free Christmas e-card from Sweden





Oh, they are so Christmassy!
Just go here: Visit Sweden
Christmas blogging has started!!!!

Anton Pieck (1895-1986)





Frits Thaulow (1847-1906)

Childe Hassam (1859-1935)





Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898)

Giovanni Segantini (1858-1899)




George Hitchcock (1850-1913):
'A Dream of Christmas'.

Henri Eugène Augustin Le Sidaner (1862-1939)

Nelly Tsenova



A dove for a good cause


Fragile X Syndrome Association, Australia sells
this beautiful Christmas card; it's a fundraiser
and a way to increase awareness of the condition.
Fragile X Syndrome is the most common cause of
inherited intellectual disability and the most
common known genetic cause of autism

Sunday

Time to put my Moravian star in the window!


The star above is one I bought in Greenland many
years ago...every Advent Greenlanders put these
stars up in almost all their windows...it is sooo
wonderful: The snow and the orange light from the
many stars!

Below is my Moravian star from Herrnhut in
Germany. Actually the Moravians brought the
stars to Greenland. The Moravian Church,
Brødremenigheden or Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine
was in Greenland 1733-1900...and a lot of their
traditions are still to be seen.


The first Moravian star is known to have originated in the
1830s at one of the Moravian Schools in Germany,
most probably as a geometry lesson or project. In
Herrnhut the old traditional stars are still made in many
sizes: The Herrnhut Star Company has been producing
original Herrnhut Advent and Christmas Stars for
over 160 years! You can also buy the Moravian star
here: Moravian Stars. com


They also come as outdoor lamps...

...and in many colours

Late November in Copenhagen











Blue advent...



Time for a repairing the Christmas ornaments...
and learn how to make a woven paper heart here & here