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Real Advent Calendar 2023

A great way to share the Christmas Story

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The Real Advent Calendar is the UK’s only Fairtrade Advent calendar which comes with a free 24 page Christmas story-activity book and supports charitable causes. 

The 2023 Real Advent Calendar is a fun way for parents, grandparents and Godparents to share the Christmas story. The 2023 calendar has a new design. There is a Fairtrade Chocolate and a line of the Christmas story behind each of the 25 windows. The free book has a page for every day of Advent, expanding on the Christmas story and includes some fun challenges.

The Real Advent Calendar is made using Fairtrade chocolate - giving producers a fair price and a cash bonus. Money raised from the sales of the calendar will also help provide care and support for mums and new babies in African villages supported by the Funzi and Bodo trust.

No other calendar enables parents and children to experience the Christmas story for 24 days, and be challenged to do some good in the season.

Meaningful Features

  • 24-page Christmas story activity book
  • £300 children's prize competition
  • Behind each of the 25 windows there is a line from the Christmas story with a high quality colour picture
  • Foiled for freshness
  • 25 Festive Fairtrade chocolates made from our improved Fairtrade blend-30% cocoa
  • Palm oil free
  • Charitable donation
  • Recyclable box and tray
  • Made, designed and produced in the UK
  • NEW super strong mailer boxes - 18 calendars a box
  • Now also available in singles in any quantities

The Real Advent Calendar is designed to share and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas so that Christ is not written out of Christmas.

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Other information and downloads

Read about the charities helped by The Real Advent Calendar here.

Information for schools here and churches here

You can read more about the Real Advent Calendar Campaign here

Download resources here.