Let’s start the week with a little song to celebrate the recent snow here on PEI and in other parts of our True North Strong and Free(zing)!
Though the appearance of Christmas carols in supermarkets would suggest otherwise we have yet to enter Christmastide. It is that penitential season lead up to the Feast of the Nativity: Advent. A season for medication and moderation. So let’s get ourselves a cute Advent calendar to count off our devotions!
Well we reached the 24th on that one pretty quick. What’s next?
The two above will explain the one below.
And should you be giving gifts this year, here’s a helpful hack.
Unfortunately this hack didn’t work out quite as planned.
I know that several Ontario towns have become richer for filling in for charming New England villages but I am happy to say I have never seen a “Hallmark” movie. The cards were quite saccharine enough.
They tell me they positively drip with the syrup of human kindness.
This one is not Christmasy but I post it because I know my audience. Damn do I know my audience.
The word for December 6th is:
Hallmark /ˈhôlˌmärk/: [1. noun 2. verb]
1.1 A mark stamped on articles of gold, silver, or platinum in Britain, certifying their standard of purity.
1. 2 A distinctive feature, especially one of excellence.
2. To stamp with a hallmark.
Early 18th century (as a noun): from Goldsmiths’ Hall in London, where articles were tested and stamped with such a mark.