This advent calendar shows a happy scene of singing and dancing during the Christmas season in New Mexico. It is set inside an adobe house, nice and cozy. The snow is falling outside. A fresh evergreen garland is suspended from the vigas (beams supporting the roof), and a corner fireplace has a warm fire made with piñon wood. A small figure of Our Lady of Guadalupe sits in a nicho, enjoying the scene. Grandfather plays the guitar for the children to dance, while grandmother holds the baby on her lap. The doors are numbered from 1 to 24. Behind door #4 is a drawing of Susan’s biscochitos.

This is the newest advent calendar in the series by Mary Ray Cate of Sunlit Art in Santa Fe.