Reverse the Calendar

Editorial

Tuesday, November 22 2016

Over the past couple years, plenty of people have started doing what is referred to as a ‘reverse’ Advent Calendar. Even for the non-deists, it can be a fun concept. Typically an Advent Calendar sees a person receive a treat (in some cases a bottle of beer) every day between Dec. 1 and Dec. 24.

The reversal of this is each day, an item of food is put into a box, and at the end of the 24 days, said box is given to the local food bank.

It is a wonderful idea, and one which can be good for adults and children a like to participate in. And it should be done as a family is able - because not every person/family is able to afford donating an item of food per day for almost a month.

Whether it’s food, money, or anything else - the idea of making a donation a day for 24 days as we approach December 25 seems so much more in the spirit of all the different holidays of this season.