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{December 4, 2015}   Ana’s Advent Calendar, Day 6: Blue Christmas

Christmas can be difficult when we lose a loved one, but the memories can carry us through. Join us and feel free to share your memories and thoughts of those we’ll never forget.

Anastasia Vitsky

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 The holiday season can be joyful for many, but it also brings up mixed emotions and grief. One of the sacred traditions of Ana’s Advent Calendar (in fact, the largest reason for creating this event in the first place) is to honor and welcome all whose hearts are tender at this time of year.

This month isn’t all doom and gloom, and we have plenty of laughter and silliness (Lynn, those naughty kitties were hilarious even if I do vow to exact revenge for taking my name in vain!). But in the midst of a joyful, noisy, celebratory month where the world seems to be filled with reminders of loss…this is where we come to soothe our hearts. At least I do, and for the past three years you have soothed your hearts with me.

Another tradition of Blue Christmas has…

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Hi Ms. Joanne! I just ran by an old comment you left on my blog. It had me wondering how you were doing? We all just took a trip up in your backyard in June to the Jersey shore. It was cold..for June. I hope you are doing well.



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