Children’s Alternative Advent Calendar: Your present, their future.

‘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.

Behind each window in our new Children's Alternative Advent Calendar, you can follow Sami and his Christmas journey.

Sami is a refugee child, who fled the conflict in Syria and is making a home in Lebanon.

Alongside pictures and descriptions of Sami’s journey, you’ll find images of life-changing items, like warm woolly hats and food, that, because of the donation you make when ordering the calendar, are given by our Christian partners 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.

So, this Advent, why not buy an Advent calendar with a difference – one that brings practical support to refugee kids just like Sami.

And it may help the children in your life think of others who might be having a very different Advent and Christmas.

Click here to buy your Children’s Alternative Advent Calendar today.

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.