Children's Alternative Advent Calendar

‘In a world focussed on ‘getting’, Sami’s story reminds us that Christmas is about giving hope. This Advent calendar offers a practical way to give and learn at the same time.'  Rev Mary Hawes, National Children and Youth Adviser, Church of England.

This Advent, why not buy a calendar with a difference – one that brings practical support to refugee children just like Sami, and will help the children in your life think of others who might be having a very different Advent and Christmas.

Behind each window in our new Children's Alternative Advent Calendar, children will find the Christmas story of Sami, a real refugee child from Syria shown through images and text.

Pictures of life-changing items are revealed, like warm woolly hats and food that because of the donations you're making when purchasing this calendar, are given to refugees just like Sami.

Your calendar pack also includes:

  • ‘The story behind the story’ a day-by-day guide for adults to help children understand Sami’s story, engaging activity ideas and background information.
  • ‘A postcard of friendship’ to colour and send to Embrace. We’ll take it to a school in Lebanon to show refugee children there how children across the world are thinking of them.
  • A large UK letter size envelope so you can send the calendar to a child as a thoughtful gift.

Suitable for 5 years+

How it works

Buying this calendar you are making a donation on their behalf to Embrace that will support Middle East Christians who put the love of Christ into practical action, relieving suffering and bringing hope. Every penny of the price of these calendars will be used to support our work with refugees across the Middle East.

Because your gift is a donation, if you are able, you can add Gift Aid. Just tick the box in the checkout and we'll do the rest.