Similar to your typical advent calendar…just slightly different.
Happy December lads.
The time has come. Michael Bublé has fully defrosted, the decorations are up and the mulled wine is warming on the stove.
So, you may as well throw on the festive jumpers and embrace the silly season madness.
Without a doubt the most wonderful time of the year, but for some, also one of the toughest.
With that in mind, knowing that Christmas is a time of giving and thinking of others, why not do something a little different this year and make your very own reverse advent calendar?
Yeah, sure why not…just one thing, what’s a reverse advent calendar?
It’s basically the opposite of an advent calendar (hence the ‘reverse’ part). Simply grab an empty box or container of some sort and fill it up with stuff.
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**REVERSE ADVENT** It isn’t too late to do a #reverseadventcalendar. We drop it half of it during December and then half on Christmas Eve (as food banks are always short in January). If you are unsure of what they need then @trusselltrust website links to what each local food bank needs. I also have a list (just swipe to see). Why not do a work one or like the boys school a class one.
Stuff like food and clothing that can then be donated to a shelter or food bank, to help those in need.
So, instead of taking things out of little boxes, you’ll be filling one large one up.
Non-perishable food items, sanitary and hygiene products, clothes, toys – all welcome and much appreciated. No matter how small a donation you can swing, everything helps.
Come, Christmas Eve, you can bring your haul to your local charity or other organisations like SVP.
And while the novelty of a traditional advent calendar is certainly not lost on me, this would be a much more useful tradition to start.