Create your own Living Advent Calendar.

For the last three years we have run an living advent calendar in my community.... 

You may be thinking what is this?... 

Basically you adopt a day of advent 1st - 24th December. On your chosen day, you decorate a window of your house and light it up in the evening. By the 24th December there are 24 houses which form a trail around the community. These windows are placed on a map, which you can pick up from local community venues or update on a website where it can be down loaded. Once you have a map, you can then go for a walk with your family to find them all. 

For those decorating a window they can choose to have a 'switch on party' and invite people round for a celebration. The idea actually come from the Swiss tradition called Advent Fenster. Its a bit of free fun in the run up to Christmas enabling people have another opportunity to get to know their neighbours a bit more. As we walk around looking at the windows more people are outside talking to each other creating a safer and healthier place to live. Here are some of last years examples. Why don't you have a go where you live.

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beautiful windows, thanks for sharing Rich

Maureen replied 6 days ago

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