If you’re looking for a brand new Christmas tradition for you and your family, here’s an idea that is not only fun to do, but will teach your little ones some special lessons over the festive season.
Everyone loves advent calendars to count them down to Christmas Day. Most children adore receiving one at the beginning of December because it gets them excited for Santa coming, and every surprise that they open on the way is a promise of what’s to come.
But if you want to try something a little different this year, you can create an advent calendar that you and your children put something into every day instead of taking something out. Read on to find out more about reverse advent calendars, and how to make one yourself!
What is a reverse advent calendar?
Reverse advent calendars work by you filling them every day with with items of food or clothing that can then be taken to a food bank or charity in order to help those less fortunate that are struggling at Christmas time.
We encourage you to consider the work of the New Forest Basics Bank, who help families in need in our community.