Over the past 18 months many of us have experienced loss, change, and worry: some have lost loved ones or their job, some saw churches and schools closed, some were separated from friends and family. And as we enter the autumn there is apprehension but a determination to come together as best we can. At this time I believe it is more important than ever to share the message of hope, faith and love found in the key festival of Christmas.
The Real Advent Calendar is a unique way of sharing that hope - the included Christmas Story activity book allows families to discover the Christmas story over 25 days, challenges people to think of others and supports Fairtrade.
So I am inviting you to buy a Real Advent Calendar this autumn and encourage others to give one to their loved ones, a school or sponsor a food bank donation.
How you can help
For the past ten years, we have relied on people being champions by buying direct from us, spreading the word and encouraging others to buy. This year we are offering four ways to buy from us:
1. Be a Champion and collect orders from family and friends and order a case from us. We have created downloadable resources which will help you spread the word. You can view and download them here.
2. Buy a case to share with friends, family or a school.
3. Send single calendars in any numbers direct through the post.
4. Sponsor a calendar, case or pallet to be sent to a food bank.
Help us share the news
We do not have the large marketing budgets of Cadbury so we rely on people to spread the word that The Real Advent Calendar exists. Please friend us on Facebook, follow us on twitter and make sure you have signed up for our e-newsletter.
Churches (free delivery offer)
Stocks are limited and we recommend placing bulk orders as soon as possible. Mainland delivery is free (ex Highlands and Isles) on orders for at least one case of 18 calendars which reach us by 8th November.
All Age Worship Resource (coming soon)
Competition for churches and youth groups
Inside The Real Advent Calendar story-activity book is a children's competition with £300 worth of book tokens to be won. All details can be found in the story-activity book which comes with the calendar.