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Advent Calendar question

Advent Calendar question

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A dear friend says I live like my hair's on fire. I once tried to deny it, but now I just own it. After 30 years in the same house we are moving. But, in spite of the daily chaos -- packing, organizing (I have how many S&H mirrors?), recycling, donating -- both my partner in crime, Cyanne, and another dear friend have asked if we're hosting another Advent Calendar.

What's an Advent Calendar? It's an online version of the 3D Advent Calendars sold in November.

Those often have seasonal images with numbered "doors" cut into the picture. The doors hide a small treat or toy. You open one door a day starting December 1 until the last door is opened December 24. Our Advent Calendar works similarly to celebrate Starsky and Hutch through the holiday season. Here's 2016's calendar and links to calendars back to 2007. Participating fans create the gifts and send them to the Christmas Elves (that's us) who hide them behind the doors. Without you, there's no Calendar, no presents, only depressed elves drinking themselves into a stupor and not in a fun way.

Cyanne and Suzan have already volunteered to work on the Calendar, and I'm willing to face another season of daily deadlines (see: "hair on fire"). Are you willing to support it? Gifts can be simple: puzzles, word games, icons, gifs, short stories, drabbles, poems, or nonfiction pieces on things like the affect SH fandom has had on you, your experience meeting the guys, or anything SH related. Of course, more elaborate works such as art, photo manips, vids, podfics, and longer or multi-part stories are always desired. We ask that gifts be new and not previously published or posted elsewhere. While we accept gifts in all genres and topics, we ask you to refrain from sending death or downer topics. No one wants a dead rat in the fridge over the holidays.

Everyone loves opening presents -- not everyone has the time or energy to shop (i.e., create). And at the hottest time of the year, it's hard to crank up the energy to plan for the holidays. But if you want another Advent Calendar, I need to hear from you. If you are willing to create gifts for it, I especially need to hear from you. You can respond privately to flamingoslim at verizon dot net or on this forum. Thanks in advance for your support!

  • if I can convince the Muse to put on a little party spirit (or drink some) I'm in
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