From now until Christmas, I’m hosting a series of guest posts from bloggers sharing their festive traditions.. Today’s guest post was written by Holly from PitterPatterPither. and she’s talking about the Reverse Advent Calendar. Let’s jump right in and find out all about her Christmas Traditions….
Our Christmas Traditions
I’m a new (ish) mum and this will feel like our first proper Christmas as a family of three. Last year my daughter had only just been born. I was still in that hazy place of not really knowing what was going on, let alone what date it was. I’m a massive fan of Christmas and love everything festive. I especially enjoy the lead up to the big day… The carols, the advent calendars, the Christmas cards being delivered in the post.
Reverse Advent Calendar…
However, this year we have decided to do something a little different in our house . Instead of opening up our advent calendars and eating a delicious choccy every day in December, we are going to do something called a reverse advent calendar.
The reverse advent calendar collects donations for food banks. This initiative is launching for the second year in a row and urges people to start gathering items well ahead of December. #FoodBankAdvent is the brainchild of the UK Money Bloggers community. Rather than getting a treat every day in the run up to Christmas, the initiative asks those who can to put one essential item, such as canned goods or personal hygiene products, into a box every day for 25 days instead.
Making It Our Own…
I can’t wait to make this a tradition in our family. To show my daughter how wonderful it is to give back. Christmas is a wonderful celebration. All too often, we often get so caught up the excitement of it all that we forget about the little things, and with that we forget about those in need. I want Amelia, my daughter, to understand that we should never take food and everyday products for granted. Hopefully this should help with that. If you want to get involved check out #FoodBankAdvent on Twitter.
A Word From MotherGeek…
I love that you guys are planning on doing a Reverse Advent. We did it for the first time in 2016, with some help from the Co-op.
Our box contained: oats, pasta, rice, noodles, tins of soup, fruit, beans, spaghetti, rice pudding, cake, custard, tinned tomatoes, long life milk & juice, cereal, toothpaste, part bakes bread, toothpaste, biscuits, jelly, jam, soap, and some pasta sauce.
Thank you for sharing your Traditions, Holly!
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Finally… (This is not a paid post -I’m just hoping to spread a little festive cheer).