Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Counting down and a story…

Every morning, I look out of the window to see if it has snowed yet. While she heaves a sigh of relief (that I don’t really believe ’cause she’s like a puppy when it snows) I sigh with disappointment. It’s winter! I want loads of snow to play in!

But, she says, everything comes when it is s’pposed to and not before. Like Christmas. Even though we are having a sort of Christmas already. Without snow.

At least she hasn’t got the antlers out again this year… but I have no idea what else she might have in mind.

She did see a costume to dress me up like a turkey, but I made my feelings very clear on that. I don’t mind sticking my nose in a turkey, but not the plush variety… Ah well, all we can do now is wait… and see what Santa brings… I hope it is snow. And proper turkey.

Meanwhile, I could always curl up with a story if she’ll read to me… Are we nearly there yet? 😉

Sophia the Christmas Eve Snow Bunny

Wanda Luthman

Sophia, the Christmas Eve Snow Bunny, brings a special message to boys and girls across the globe this Christmas season.

When she was a little baby bunny, she lost her mommy and daddy. She was an orphan. But, Santa didn’t forget about her.

No, he brought her exactly what she wished for which was a red kite.

She loved that red kite and flew it every day.

One time she wrote a message on its’ tail to send up to her mommy and daddy in heaven. That made her feel better.

When she grew up all big and strong, Santa came to her to ask a special favor because he saw something special in her. He saw a big heart inside of her filled with love.

She hadn’t let her loss turn her into an angry or upset bunny. She had chosen to believe life was still good in spite of her difficulties.

Santa really admired that about her. So, that’s why he chose her for this special privilege.

Santa loves all the boys and girls in the world, but he also loves all the animals in the world, especially the orphaned ones.

He is very busy delivering presents to the boys and girls on Christmas Eve, so he had not been able to deliver presents to the orphaned animals.

He asked Sophia to do it for him one Christmas Eve and she was delighted to take up the task.

Read more about her journey and this wonderful privilege in Sophia the Christmas Even Snow Bunny and the Real Gift.

Available on Amazon as an ebook on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas everyone!!

About the author

Wanda Luthman has her Masters of Arts in both Mental Health Counseling and Guidance Counseling from Rollins College located in beautiful Winter Park, Florida. She has worked as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Adjunct Professor, and Hospice Counselor for teens. She’s currently a Guidance Counselor at a local High School. She is an award-winning, best-selling, international author who has self-published 5 children’s books (The Lilac Princess, A Turtle’s Magical Adventure, Gloria and the Unicorn, Little Birdie, and Franky the Finicky Flamingo). A former National Pen Women Organization in Cape Canaveral. She belongs to the Florida’s Writers Association; Space Coast Authors; and Brevard Authors Forum. She presently resides in Brevard County Florida with her husband of 23 years and 2 dogs. Her daughter is away at college, like Little Birdie, she has left the nest. To download a free ebook, visit Wanda Luthman’s website at and follow her on Facebook at

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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25 Responses to Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Counting down and a story…

  1. Ritu says:

    Such a cute story Wanda 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  2. A really cute sounding Christmas story, Sue. Nice to meet Wanda and learn about her books.

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  3. Darlene says:

    A sweet story, Wanda. Ani, we have snow here in Canada now. My grandpuppies love it. Xo

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  4. Dale says:

    I’m with you, Ani. Snow at Christmas should be a given. Even over here in Quebec, where we usually have mountains, it’s all being rained away…

    And what a lovely Christmas Story, Wanda!

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  5. Just mention the word, “Snow,” near Mummy, and she turns in to a puppy. You should see her… Sometimes I swear she’s more of a puppy than me. At least I have an excuse though, because I’m not even two yet. Still, it means I can guarantee to get to go out and play in it, so I don’t mind too much. Lots of licks, Lilie


  6. What a charming thought……. and why shouldn’t the orphaned animals be remembered too?

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  7. The story is wonderful, but prevent the bunny beeing chasen by Ani, the smallest Christmas Eve elk. 🙂

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  8. noelleg44 says:

    Lovely sweet story! Poor Ani, I can see you do not like those antlers! But you are bearing up well under the no snow- circumstances!


  9. dgkaye says:

    I don’t blame you Ani, why would you like to look like a turkey when you are already so adorable ❤


  10. Widdershins says:

    I know what you mean about the snow, Ani … it’s raining here and quite cold but not quite cold enough to turn the rain to snow … le sigh.


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