The Fourth Annual Carnival of Christmas and a Challenge
I have always publicized the Carnival of Christmas and this year will be no different. Cathouse Chat will host the event again this year so I know it will be done right. For those who don't know about the Carnival, Kat breaks it down for you.
Here is the general premise: I am calling for submissions from bloggers for their posts which celebrate the joy of this season. Family memories, favorite recipes, Christmas stories, meditations on the birth of Christ, thoughts on how to focus on the true meaning of the season vs. commercialism, and so on. I will happily include Hanukkah posts as well, or even Kwanzaa, so long as everyone remembers to focus on the joy and love and wonder of the season.
I would ask that anyone who sends in a post for inclusion in the Carnival please be respectful of these guidelines; I will not accept political posts, diatribes, or any commercial-type articles. Take a look at last year's Carnival, the one from 2006, or the first one, and you'll have an excellent idea of what the Carnival is all about.
Some things I would love to have - and for which I will give proper credit, of course - are Christmas-themed photos that I can pepper through the post (as I did last year), as well as some more Christmas music entries.
Hard deadline for submissions to the Carnival is December 23rd, and I plan to post the Carnival here on CatHouse Chat sometime on Christmas Eve. At the moment, I do NOT have access to the Blog Carnival account, so please send submissions to my blog e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (with the proper modifications, of course!). Please note: that e-mail is NOT the e-mail on the right column; I need to keep the Carnival e-mails separate so I can keep track of them properly.
Read all about it here. I challenge all my ODBA brothers and sisters to represent. Most of us have Christmas themed posts up already so all you have to do is submit them by emailing Kat at email@example.com. Include your blogs name and the permalinks to your posts. I am sure a thank you to Kat would be appreciated. Hosting a carnival is a lot of work and I thank Kat for her hard work to keep this tradition going. Lets make this one the biggest one yet!