Names of Jesus Advent Calendar (Free shipping)
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Not your typical advent calendar
I was tired of not having a meaningful calendar to use with my family during Advent.
So I designed the Names of Jesus Advent calendar.
I realised that going through Jesus' names is a unique and interesting way to teach my kids more about Jesus life and character.
I created something beautiful and interactive to have in my home.
3 ways this Advent calendar will help you and your family:
- Be encouraged daily by Jesus and his love for you
- Help shift your focus from gifts to Jesus
- Create connections and deepen conversations as you learn together
Why buy it?
- Because the best gifts don't come wrapped in paper!
- Understanding Jesus' gift to us is so important.
- Comes in a sturdy box for safe keeping throughout the coming years, this one won't just be around for one season.
Who is the advent calendar suitable for?
- No one is too young or old to learn and be encouraged by Jesus!
- I started using this calendar with my kids when they were still learning to talk. I've had parents and grandparents buying the calendar for their adult children.
- Some adults have bought the calendar for their workplace or a loved one's hospital bed.
- Suitable for kids and adults.
- Reflections are short enough for adults to read to kids, perfect for 4 to 13 years.
- Perfect for creating connections together.
Join over 25,000 homes using it - with everything you need for Advent
- 24 beautifully hand designed cards
- 24 natural wood pegs
- A huge 4m / 13ft natural jute twine
- A handy bag to store your pegs
- A sturdy box to keep it safe every year
Support that will keep you going:
- A list of Bible verses appropriate for each day.
- A daily email to give insight into the name & meaning.
Listen to Day 1
As heard on radio
I missed the Bible verses on my welcome email - can I get these again?
Yes :) Just message me and I can send you the link again.
Can I post to several addresses?
Each order will be posted to a single address - if you would like multiple addresses, you can enter a different shipping address in each order you put through.
Can I get the daily Advent reflections at once?
Yes - just enter your details in the Advent Reflections page and I will send you a link to download them all.
When do I get the Advent reflections?
I send out the daily advent reflections each day of December starting December 1. Every year, you will receive them again - for as long as I am in business, even if they're updated along the way. They will go to the email address you entered upon purchase. If you'd like to receive them elsewhere, or have given a gift - you can subscribe on the Advent Reflections page.
What size are the cards, and what are they made from?
The cards are A7 size, and are made from FSC certified 400gsm stock card. I love the quality and they are made to last for well more than the one use!
What is Advent?
The amazing thing about Advent is that it has been around for over 1500 years. It's the time running up to Christmas where Christians wait for Jesus, think about the messiah, and look forward to Jesus' return.
While the core idea of Advent has stayed the same, the practices over time have changed - so in 2022 Christians might find a range of different ways that people celebrate Advent, and is no longer just what people think of as a 'Christian Advent'.
Many Advent practices hail from Europe where it's dark and cold in winter - so lots of Advent and Christmas activities involve candlelight. One of the earliest kinds of Advent tradition was to burn down a candle a little each day until Christmas.
Different Advent Calendars
The Advent calendar is said to come from Germany in the mid 19th Century. People made chalk marks on doors for each day in December and rubbed them out as the season passed. Others put a straw into the manger of their nativity as each day went by.
Before long, Advent Calendars were being produced commercially; Gerhard Lang is credited with the earliest version. As a boy, he had been given a box with twenty-four biscuits attached to the lid. His mother let him eat one biscuit for each day of December. When he joined a printing firm in Munich, he decided to try this idea out in cardboard. With images by a famous illustrator of the time- Ernst Kepler- the Advent calendar was a great success. A new Christmas tradition was created and soon spread all over the world.
Advent - coinciding with the build-up to Christmas - has changed a lot over the years. There are a dizzying quantity of different ways to celebrate, and calendars range from the old-fashioned kind to more elaborate versions which include designer gifts. The most expensive Advent calendar was made from glass, diamonds and gold, and was priced at around $3 million.
Advent is a busy time of year where the family often has to make way for visitors, shopping and work obligations. Old or new traditions including Advent calendars are a wonderful way to enjoy the lead-up to Christmas together.