Advent Calendar 2014
Click the doors! A new one opens each day of Advent. Enjoy, and be sure to check back every day for new artwork! Also be sure and tell me which pics are your favorites :)
Oh, and look inside at each sprite for comments on the artwork!
Q: So what is an Advent calendar?
A: An Advent calendar is traditionally a board or something similar with a design on it and 24 or 25 little doors. Each day of December, a new door is opened, to reveal a picture, a message, or sometimes even a little gift or a treat. (This digital Advent calendar's got a new piece of art for every day until Christmas.) It's a fun way of counting down to Christmas!
Q: Why does your Advent calendar start on November 30? Seems like an odd place to start an Advent calendar. Why not just begin on December 1?
A: Simple. Advent doesn't actually start on December 1, contrary to popular belief. In the official liturgical calendar, it starts 4 Sundays before Christmas. And this year, Advent officially starts on November 30 (the fourth Sunday before Christmas, which is on a Thursday.)
Q: What program do you use for these?
A: Photoshop CS6.
Also, for the record, my family generally leaves decorating, tree-buying, etc. for the very last minute so we can leave the decorations up longer after Christmas. The only reason my cats here are doing it earlier is so I could fit in everything I wanted to XD
"Deck the Halls," as arranged and performed by Mannheim Steamroller, from the album "A Mannheim Steamroller Christmas"
"Jingle Bells," as performed by Ella Fitzgerald, found in "The Time-Life Treasury of Christmas"
"Home for the Holidays," as performed by Perry Como, from the above album
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," as performed by Gene Autry, also from the above album
"Sleigh Ride," as performed by the Boston Pops, from the album "Arthur Fiedler's Christmas Pops"