It might be difficult to believe but knowledge of the Christmas story is fading.
When a group of 5-7 year olds was surveyed it was found that 36% didn’t know whose birthday was celebrated at Christmas and 72% didn’t know Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Among adults it was found that less than 12% know the full nativity story and 51% say that the birth of Jesus is irrelevant to their Christmas. This last figure represents a tipping point. Unless we actively share the Christmas story Christ will continue to be written out of Christmas.
If Christ is being written out of Christmas – let’s put him back by sharing the Christmas story so it’s heard and loved.
One of the ways you can share the Christmas story is by buying and giving a Real Advent Calendar.
The ‘Real Advent Calendar’ is a high quality fair trade chocolate advent calendar which tells the true meaning of Christmas.