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Start Planning Your Reverse Advent Calendar – December Giving


It’s that time of year , the 365give Reverse Advent Calendar. This is a special way of giving during the month of December where we give to one place, organization or family for 24 days before Christmas. If you are not familiar with an Advent Calendar, read this blog post and get caught up on our December giving ritual. If you are not celebrating or observe the Christmas holiday, or do not observe this December holiday, you can turn this ritual into December giving!

Start Your 365give Reverse Advent Calendar December 1

So instead of receiving a piece of chocolate or opening doors on your advent calendar starting December 1, you can give for the 24 days before Christmas. It is easy. You can utilize things from your home, small items purchased at the store, or in my case this year, I am taking 24 different friends out for coffee, one each day for 24 days in December.

Past 365give Reverse Advent Calendars

Your 365give Reverse Advent Calendar or your 24 days of giving in December can be anything you want. It is all about building a theme. For 24 days your daily give will support this theme!

In previous years we supported a family in a shelter and a local animal shelter. We put one thing in a box as our daily give for 24 days. For the family we put added gently used clothing and blankets from our home. We collected tinned food items from our pantry. We purchased toys for the kids using money we collected from our recycled bottles. Another day we made Christmas cards and put them in our giving box. We had a ball coming up with fun gives throughout the 24 days. On Day 25 we delivered our giving box to the family along with some cookies we had baked on Give 24. Did we feel happy? Of course we did. Each day we added an item we felt great. The family was thrilled on December 25th when we delivered our giving box.

Planning Your Reverse Advent Calendar Is As Easy As 1, 2, 3

Like your monthly giving list, giving is so much easier if you spend a few minutes planning your gives. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3, just like your daily giving!

#1 Decide on a theme. Do you want to give to people, the planet or animals?

#2 Determine if you are going to give to one place for 24 days or spread your theme over many places and people.

#3 Plan out your gives for the 24 days, leaving room for a bit of spontaneity.

Ready to start your reverse advent calendar this 2019? December giving has never been so fun, and will make you a lot happier than if you received a small advent gift for 24 days. Make this year’s Reverse Advent Calendar a fun one, and see how happy you are every day for the next 24 days.

New to daily giving and small acts of giving? Sign up for your free membership at 365give and find out how giving every day will make you a happier person.



What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)