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Why we need a Real Advent Calendar
The Real Advent Calendar was created in 2013 following surveys which showed that 36% of 5-7 year olds did not know whose birthday is celebrated at Christmas. In the same year 51% of adults said that the birth of Jesus was irrelevant to their Christmas.
As you can see from the picture above, it is easy for Christ to be removed from the general marketing of Christmas. The Real Advent Calendar exists to place the story of Jesus' birth at the heart of Christmas.
To help spread the Christmas story we created the Real Advent Calendar with a line of the Christmas story behind each of the 25 doors and a corresponding page in the Christmas story-activity book which expands the story and sometimes sets an Advent challenge.
Kids love the Fairtrade chocolate and they love the book. Parents enjoy reading it with their kids and leaning more about the Christmas story and traditions. Every year we come up with a new edition using top children's illustrators.
The Real Advent Calendar is a great way to put Christ back into the hearts of those who no longer know the Christmas story.