Dec 012012
 

First off have a blessed Advent!

Seven years ago I decided to create my own Advent Wreath graphic instead of just using the normal animated gif that I had used previously. If you would like it for your own blog you can use the html code below which uses some homepage server space that won’t effect the bandwidth for my blog. I will replace the graphic each week so that it correctly shows the number of candles that should be lit. On Christmas I will change it to another graphic I created for Christmastide.

<img src=”http://home.comcast.net/~curtjester/curtjester_advent.gif” width=”170″ height=”189″ />

Additionally underneath my Advent graphic on my left side I have created a JavaScript that gives a countdown to Christmas. If you want to do the same thing you can insert this script into your blog template with the following code underneath where you place the graphic. Though WordPress.com users would be out of luck since they don’t allow JavaScript.

<!– Christmas Countdown – Jeff Miller–>
<script language=”JavaScript”>
function eventcount() {
var now = new Date();
var message = “”;
var event = new Date(“Dec 25 2012 00:00:01″);
var seconds = (event – now) / 1000;
var minutes = seconds / 60;
var hours = minutes / 60;
var days = hours / 24;
if ( (days%1)<.5)
days++;
days = Math.round(days);
if (hours< 0 && hours >= -24)
message = “Merry Christmas; Christ is born!”;
else if (days > 0)
message = “Only “+days+” praying day”+ (days>1?’s':”)+ ” till Christmas!”;
document.write(“
<p>”+message+”</p>
<p>”);
}
eventcount();
</script>
<!– End Christmas Countdown –>

For a good omnibus post on Advent see Marcel LeJeune’s post.

Jimmy Akin’s 10 Things You Need to Know About Advent

Gloria TV is holding an online retreat on the O Antiphons.

  14 Responses to “My Annual Advent Service along with Advent Links”

  1. I don’t think it works on Blogger anymore either, not since they “improved” the CMS. The graphic is fine when used alone (what could go wrong there?) but not the Javascript. Bummer!

  2. You’re right, David, it doesn’t. Rats!

  3. I have appreciated and used this wonderful Advent Wreath since the year you started it…but, for some reason, it is not working on Blogger, this year. Any advice?

  4. At the moment you appear to be showing Christmas Day’s graphic, not the Advent wreath…

  5. (((http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g1TtJqHY_s)))

    STOP THAT sinner vic! “IT” IS NOT CHRISTMAS YET!

    Why ya blaming me Victor? I had nothing to do with “IT”! Butt then again, it was probably “ONE” of your Soul cells!

    Don’t be silly sinner vic! You know as well as me, myself and i that there’s no such a thing as a soul cell?

    Well ya try and tell that to some of my 92% god cells who keep telling me these crazy stories. “I” really didn’t pay much attention to “IT” at first when some of them told me that they are starting to believe that this “Jesus The Christ” is for real and to top “IT” all Victor, they are going around Spiritually telling ever body cells that will listen to them that Santa Cause is really The Father of Jesus in disguise.

    Go Figure sinner vic!?

    I kid ya not Victor and believe “IT” or not HE’s really watching ya if ya know what “I” mean and some of these soul cells are going around spiritually in reality telling all woman to be good NOW and where a button telling others to “Keep Christ in Christmas” cause Santa Clause is watching ya so “I” hope you’re not be “BAD” Victor if ya know what’s good for ya?

    Hey don’t worry “Bout “IT” cause me, myself and i can’t afford to be too Bad if ya get my snow drift? :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeZEn7Tq0GU

    Peace

  6. (((http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g1TtJqHY_s)))

    STOP THAT sinner vic! “IT” IS NOT CHRISTMAS YET!

    Why ya blaming me Victor? I had nothing to do with “IT”! Butt then again, it was probably “ONE” of your Soul cells!

    Don’t be silly sinner vic! You know as well as me, myself and i that there’s no such a thing as a soul cell?

    Well ya try and tell that to some of my 92% god cells who keep telling me these crazy stories. “I” really didn’t pay much attention to “IT” at first when some of them told me that they are starting to believe that this “Jesus The Christ” is for real and to top “IT” all Victor, they are going around Spiritually telling ever body cells that will listen to them that Santa Cause is really The Father of Jesus in disguise.

    Go Figure sinner vic!?

    I kid ya not Victor and believe “IT” or not HE’s really watching ya if ya know what “I” mean and some of these soul cells are going around spiritually tell all woman to be good NOW cause Santa Clause is watching ya so “I” hope you’re not be “BAD” Victor if ya know what’s good for ya?

    Hey don’t worry “Bout “IT” cause me, myself and i can’t afford to be too Bad if ya get my snow drift? :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeZEn7Tq0GU

    Peace

  7. It was not working on my blog so I copied last year’s code – it didn’t have the Alt – Advent Wreath part in it and it is working. Thank you!

  8. Thanks Jeff! A blessed Advent to you!

  9. Hm, I can’t get it to work on my blogger blog…….am I doing something wrong or…..oh wait…I’m going to try what Colleen did. Thanks!

  10. Yep, the last year’s wreath works. THANKS, Colleen! and Jeff

  11. Thank you Jeff for allowing your Advent Wreath in my last blog.

    Peace

  12. I was unable to use the html code too but was able to add the image. The candle doesn’t flicker but it still looks pretty! Thank you for your kind and generous heart Jeff.

  13. Ok, my bad… I finally got the wreath… Thanks Jeff! Now, why can’t I get the countdown to work?
    ;-)

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