Getting ready for Open Churches Week 2017
Each calendar comes with a free 28 page Christmas story-activity booklet designed to be used in Advent. The accompanying book has a page for every day of advent which illustrates the story as well as providing a range of challenges and activities throughout the season.
The picture on the cover shows the traditional Nativity scene and behind each of the 24 windows there is a Fairtrade Belgian chocolate free.
Recent surveys show knowledge of the Christmas story is fading. 36% of five to seven year olds don’t know whose birthday is celebrated at Christmas and 72% don’t know that Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
Among adults, less than 12% know the full nativity story and 51% say that the birth of Jesus is irrelevant to their Christmas.
The Real Advent Calendar is a fun and a meaningful way for parents, grandparents and Godparents to share the real Christmas story.
Churches, schools and groups can buy in bulk directly from The Meaningful Chocolate company and receive free delivery until Tuesday 1 November.