Monday, September 10, 2018

ONE NIGHT Advent Calendar ~ Review

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. We do so many things in anticipation of the big day. Children grow more and more excited to see what will be under the tree. We have pageants, parties, and many activities. But do we slow down and look for Jesus in the season?

Years ago, I decided to do things differently with our children. Although I'm not from a liturgical background, we began celebrating Advent in our own made up way. Part of that was reading from a favorite Advent book each night. It became a treasured family tradition. Even though my children are now 17 through 27, last year, we all gathered to read the book together at least once. Those who live at home read it more often. There's something about opening doors in anticipation.

ONE NIGHT an advent calendar is a new twist on the Advent story.  Adam Farbiarz tells the story of Christ's birth from the perspective of a young shepherd and his friend. It exquisitely illustrated by Rachael Clarke Hende in ink and charcoal.  Calligraphy and hand lettering were done by Adam's sister Rachel Farbiarz.  Lizzie stone designed it all so that it fit together beautifully and seamlessly.

It was not the story as I expected it. The language and imagery was at an adult level. That kept it fresh and interesting. It will also spark conversations between children and grown-ups. Talking about Jesus is really the goal isn't it? Passing on our faith to the children God has put in our lives?

The combination of illustrations that look like art instead of storybook characters, an imaginative, well-told story based on the account in Luke, attractive lettering, and excellent construction make this a calendar that your family can enjoy as part of your Christmas Advent traditions.

This is a KICKSTARTER campaign. You cannot find this Advent calendar in stores. KICKSTARTER allows supporters and patrons to help the creators of all kinds of products get their items into the marketplace. 

Rachael (art), Adam (direction), Rachel (letters), Lizzie (design)

Will you please go and read more about this Advent calendar project that these young people have invested three years of their life in?  There's no obligation, but you may just find yourself asking how you can help and how you can get one or more of these calendars now.

Disclosure: I was sent a sample of this product for review purposes only. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own based on my experience with this product. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  1. It looks amazing, a wonderful addition to the advent season.

    1. Advent is definitely one of my favorite times of year. Thank you so much for dropping in. I'm on my way over for a visit to your blog. Please come again. I hope we will be blog friends!
      Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  2. Hi Laura! Hard to believe we are looking forward to Christmas coming again soon! Great review on this Advent Calendar, I think it is wonderful that these young people have worked so hard to make the book come together. I hope your family enjoys it this Advent season :) Many blessings and hugs to you sweet friend, you are ALWAYS in my prayers!

    1. Hi Marilyn,
      Long time no write. ~smile~ I've figured out how to get notifications when I get comments, but I am having trouble catching up and keeping up with email. Thank you so much for praying for me. We need to have a cup of tea sometime soon.


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