December 19th – My Advent calendar

December 19th - My advent calendar

ויהי בימים ההם ותצא דת מאת הקיסר אוגוסטוס לספר את כל ישבי תבל׃

Today I come with Hebrew.

When I was a very little girl, I got a huge doll for Christmas. The doll was almost as big as me. She had lots of clothes and I loved to play with her.

I remember that my Mum brought this doll back to the attic after 4 weeks and next Christmas it was under the Christmas tree again. That happened for a few years.

I completely forgot until I found the doll in my photo on the internet. I don’t even know what happened to the big doll that looked exactly like the one I bought last year. Only my new one is smaller. I only remember that the doll belonged to my mum before.

For nostalgic reasons I bought this doll girl and also a boy. It is not for playing because it is very old and fragile. But every time I see this doll, I remember Christmas in my childhood ❤ ❤ ❤

 

December 18th – My Advent calendar

December 18th - My advent calendar

อยู่มาคราวนั้น มีรับสั่งจากซีซาร์ ออกัสตัส ให้จดทะเบียนสำมะโนครัวทั่วทั้งแผ่นดิน

Today the Christmas Gospel in Thai

It amazes me every day how many languages the Bible can be found in. Is there a language in the world in which one has not translated the Bible?
I am glad that I can find my favorite passage in the Bible in so many languages.

Christmas is coming so fast now that every day you think of something new to do.

 

December 17th – My Advent calendar

December 17th - My advent calendar

Men det skete i de dage, at en Befaling udgik fra Kejser Augustus, at al Verden skulde skrives i Mandtal.

Today I come with Danish.

My photo today has no Christmas figure or anything like that.
The reason is I simply forgot to take a picture and put the calendar just in front of my Christmas tree hehe

December 16th – My Advent calendar

December 16th - My advent calendar

Advent, advent, a candle is burning
First one, then two, then three, then four,
Then the Christ Child is standing in front of the door.

My photos with the burning candles are getting better every time.

But I still take countless pictures each time with different settings on the camera. The current photo is my best so far but I am not satisfied yet. Maybe it will be perfect in a week. Just in time for Christmas 🙂

December 15th – My Advent calendar

December 15 - My advent calendar

Factum est autem in diebus illis, exiit edictum a Cæsare Augusto ut describeretur universus orbis.

Today I have the Christmas Gospel in Latin.

A language that is still used today in so many ways: Medicine, mathematics, chemistry.

You can even hear the preaching in Latin in the church.

Even today we still use words that come from Latin and maybe we don’t even know it. Like schola = school or pictura = picture or Semper Fideles, the marines’ motto

You see, for a “dead” language, Latin is still pretty much alive.

 

December 14th – My Advent calendar

December 14th - My advent calendar

さて,そのころ,全世界の住民登録をせよという布告が,カエサル・アウグストゥスから出た。

The Gospel of Christmas in Japanese.
Japanese is the favourite language of my godchild. This year she spent 4 months at the University of Tokyo to learn the language.
Sweetie, today is for you ❤ ❤ ❤

December 13th – My Advent calendar

December 13th - My advent calendar

當 那 些 日 子 、 該 撒 亞 古 士 督 有 旨 意 下 來 、 叫 天 下 人 民 都 報 名 上 冊 。

Today the Christmas Gospel in Chinese.
I hope I can find enough other translations because it is difficult to find new ones.

These cookie jars remind me of the ones my mother always had. I found them in a shop last year and had to have them.
We children always baked cookies together with her and at the end all cookies came in in cans like this. So the cookies were protected from drying out and it looked beautiful.