Digital advent calendars 2020

Here are some highlights from this year’s digital advent calendars shared by charities, museums and other not-for-profits. It’s been a grim year, so here is some festive cheer for you to view and share with others.

Yarn-bombed santa on a bollard. Photographed on a rainy street last year

Christmas cheer

Roundabout drama - a child drawing a character from the story

Roundabout Drama have a story behind each door of their advent calendar. Day 1 is illustrated by Maxmillian and Sebastian.

Each day Streetwise Opera are sharing contributions from artists who have joined in with A Gallery For All.

Manchester Museum are sharing a caring Christmas calendar.

Jane Austen’s House are sharing a 12 days of Christmas traditions which Jane might have enjoyed. Includes audio recorded by Emma Thompson and material from their archive.

See also:

Stories and successes

screenshot from Cats Protection. Lovely tabby cat

Cats Protection are sharing their annual #CatventCalendar with heart-warming moggy stories every day by email and social media.

Throughout December Stroke Assocation will be celebrating #HopeAfterStroke – sharing stroke survivors’ and carers first glimmers of hope and celebrating the way the charity and supporters have helped to provide hope.

See Me Scotland are sharing nuggets from their year and resources about mental health. Follow #AntiStigmaAdvent.

Gateshead People’s Assembly are sharing photos to remind their community what pre-pandemic life looked like. “It won’t be long until we are all back together.”

Sharing learning

Dr Jenner’s House is running a #VaccineAdventCalendar. The Preventable Disease Advent Calendar will share 24 different infectious diseases, all of which can be prevented by vaccination.

CIPR Not-for-Profit are once again sharing learning through their Twitter calendar.

NAVCA are doing the same.

Liverpool John Moore University’s Student Advice and Wellbeing team are sharing content each day including a live cookalong and DIY gift making on Instagram.

Love Food Hate Waste are sharing tips about reducing food waste over Christmas.

Sharing collections

Museums, galleries and heritage sites are sharing items from their collections. Expore #MuseumAdvent and take a look at:

Actions

BBC Bitesize kindness advant calendar. Day 1 is a nice hot drink, day 2, a bear hug, day 3, a compliment

The best of the rest

Seen any others? Let me know and I’ll add them here.

** Follow some of these calendars using this handy Twitter list. **

Join in

It’s not too late to run a calendar. Last year many organisations ran 12 days of Christmas reveals in the quiet time after Christmas. If you have some content to make your community smile this time of year, why not package it as a calendar?

See digital advent calendars – tips and examples.

Festive fundraising

I should also give a special mention to Richard Sved whose Festive Fundraising Jukebox is raising money for Youth Talk and Alcohol Change UK. Here’s The Holly and the Ivy. He’s taking requests. Get yours in early!

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  1. Pingback: Nonprofit digital advent calendars – tips and examples | madlinsudn blog

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