Monday, December 1 ^ TOP
See Bryce’s illustration for the Splash Page.
Artists who want their illustrations considered for the
Splash Page should submit them to the address that
follows. Use “Tomie.com” in the illustration as Bryce
did. Make sure that you tell us your age and hometown.
Splash Page Illustration
111 County Road
New London, NH 03257
Twentieth Anniversary of World AIDS Day
Phony Smile Day
Tuesday, December 2 ^ TOP
Wednesday, December 3 ^ TOP
Let’s Hug Day
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, December 4 ^ TOP
Wear Brown Shoes Day
Friday, December 5 ^ TOP
Throw bills in trash can!
(Just kidding. Pay bills!)
Martin Van Buren was born on this day.
He was the 8th U.S. President.
Walt Disney was born on this day.
Put up the big Christmas wreath, the smaller wreathes
and the eight kissing balls.
Light outside trees and all of the electric candles
for the first time this holiday season.
Bath Tub Party Day
Saturday, December 6 ^ TOP
Feast of St. Nicholas
Mitten Tree Day
Sunday, December 7 ^ TOP
Second Sunday of Advent
Light two candles on my Advent Wreath.
Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
John’s birthday (a friend in Florida)
Monday, December 8 ^ TOP
Bad Hair Day
Tuesday, December 9 ^ TOP
Get car serviced for winter.
Wednesday, December 10 ^ TOP
Concetta dePaola (my Italian grandmother) was born on this day.
Human Rights Day
Thursday, December 11 ^ TOP
Dana’s birthday (a friend in New Hampshire)
Hi Neighbor Day
Friday, December 12 ^ TOP
Anne’s birthday (a friend in New York)
Barbara’s birthday (one of my former editors)
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
(I wrote and illustrated the book THE LADY OF GUADALUPE.)
Saturday, December 13 ^ TOP
Martha’s birthday (a friend in Idaho)
Kim’s birthday (a friend in Colorado)
Mary Todd Lincoln was born on this day.
Her husband, Abraham Lincoln, was the 16th U.S. President.
Feast of St. Lucia
Sunday, December 14 ^ TOP
Third Sunday of Advent
Light three candles on my Advent Wreath.
Narrate the “Nutcracker and the Mouse King”
for the Nashua Symphony Orchestra:
Holiday Pops Cabaret
Crown Plaza Nashua
Nashua, NH 03063
Harvey’s birthday (a friend in Delaware)
Monday, December 15 ^ TOP
Put up the BIG tree and decorate it.
Tuesday, December 16 ^ TOP
Put up the smaller tree and decorate it.
Bob’s birthday (a friend in Minnesota)
Las Posadas is a nine-day celebration beginning on
December 16 and ending on December 24.
(I wrote and illustrated the book THE NIGHT OF LAS POSADAS.)
Chocolate-covered Anything Day
Wednesday, December 17 ^ TOP
Heather’s birthday (my bookkeeper)
Cookie Cutter Day
Thursday, December 18 ^ TOP
Harold’s birthday (a friend in Minnesota)
Find a Friend, Be a Friend Day
Friday, December 19 ^ TOP
Wrap presents and put them under the tree.
Chocolate Pizza Day
Saturday, December 20 ^ TOP
Book Signing at
BARNES & NOBLE
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
235 Daniel Webster Highway
(corner of Spitbrook Road and Daniel Webster Highway)
Nashua, NH 03060
Sunday, December 21 ^ TOP
Book Signing at
MARKLIN CANDLE DESIGN
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
28 Riverside Drive
Contoocook, NH 03229
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Light four candles on my Advent Wreath.
Hanukkah begins at sundown and ends at nightfall
on December 29. Tonight I’ll light the first candle
in the Menorah given to me by Bev and Dan. I’ll
light the last candle at night on December 28.
First Day of Winter – Winter Solstice
This is the shortest day of the year and the longest night of the year.
(It won’t be long before the rubber duckies and I play in my pool!)
Cathy’s birthday (a friend in South Carolina)
Look at the Bright Side Day
Monday, December 22 ^ TOP
First Day of Hanukkah
The Aussies visit!
(No, NOT Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman,
but Fraser, Jenny and Tony!)
Lady Bird Johnson was born on this day.
Her husband, Lyndon Johnson, was the 36th U.S. President.
Tuesday, December 23 ^ TOP
Popcorn Popping Day
Wednesday, December 24 ^ TOP
Egg Nog Day
Thursday, December 25 ^ TOP
Christmas Day – Merry Christmas!
Friday, December 26 ^ TOP
Boxing Day in Canada and Great Britain
(In this corner… Jennette! In the other corner… Stephanie!)
First Day of Kwanzaa
In the Middle Ages, this was the Day of the Friendly Beasts.
(I illustrated THE FRIENDLY BEASTS: AN OLD ENGLISH
My annual After-Christmas Party.
Saturday, December 27 ^ TOP
Sunday, December 28 ^ TOP
Woodrow Wilson was born on this day.
He was the 28th U.S. President.
Monday, December 29 ^ TOP
Andrew Johnson was born on this day.
He was the 17th U.S. President.
Tuesday, December 30 ^ TOP
Festival of Changes at the Last Minute
Wednesday, December 31 ^ TOP
Mary Jo comes to visit as she does every New Year’s Eve.
Margery’s birthday (a former editor)
New Year’s Eve