Here are some highlights from this year’s crop of digital advent calendars shared by charities, museums and other not-for-profits.
Fun and competitions
Ruby the Reindeer is visiting a familiar place behind each door of The Family Holiday Association’s website calendar. Your challenge is to name the places and rearrange the first letters of the answers into the title of a well-known song, in order to enter the competition.
Follow, like or share Deki’s advent tweets to be in with a chance of winning a mystery box of goodies! “Each box is filled with surprises and items that celebrate the vibrancy of the communities in Togo and what Deki means to our partners and staff.”
Bletchley Park are sharing photos of actual doors from their site and telling the stories from each of them. Check out their Instagram for stories from Hut 1 and the garage so far.
#iwill are posting stories which celebrate the difference young people are making across the UK. Check out the #iwill advent calendar.
A wealth of information and learning from Fundraising Everywhere’s fab calendar shared in one handy thread. So far we have had Dana Kohava Segal on behaviour economics and Howard Lake on giant cheque pictures in press releases.
CIPR Not-for-Profit are also sharing learning through their calendar. They are promoting great resources and showcasing Christmas campaigns from the sector.
The National Literacy Trust are sharing details of a book recommendation each day. They asked top authors which book they would give as a gift to a child this Christmas. The tweet includes a text donation number to support their #GiftofReading campaign.
Cats Protection are sharing stories of cats in their care, with links to different ways you can sponsor a cat or support their work.
- For the 12 days of Christmas, Dogs Trust are sharing 12 naughty and nice realities of owning a dog.
- See Christmas Differently through RNIB’s festive advent calendar.
- Hope Pastures have decorated stable doors and behind each is a pony with a story.
- The National Library of Scotland are running a advent calendar with an 80s theme. Rubiks Cubes, Tetris and Jackie magazine have featured so far. #AdventOf80s.
- Age UK Lincoln and South Lincolnshire are encouraging donations to their charity shop through their reverse advent calendar. Day 4’s challenge is to find something red.
- CRUK in Scotland are using a 12 Days of Christmas countdown to celebrate highlights from the year.
- Terence Higgins Trust are running a #12DaysofHIV to share some highlights from their year.
- People are sharing the stories of the charities behind each door of the Advent of Change paper calendar.
- Orkney Library are re-posting their best tweets of the year. Follow #OrkneyLibraryAdvent19 for some gems.
Seen any others? Let me know.
It’s not too late to join in. Last year many organisations ran 12 days of Christmas reveals in the dead-zone after Christmas. What a nice way to share positive stories from 2019 or calls to action for 2020.