Last year, there was an advent nativity trail around Shirley.
This meant that each day in December a different home put up a window display related to the story of Jesus’s birth: there were wise men, shepherds and a 3-D Bethlehem as well as the four advent candles: peace, hope, love, and joy.
For me, I love the excuse to get out and go for a walk (at a time of year when staying in is very tempting!), and the joy of seeing how another home interpreted the theme. I also personally find something very special about Jesus’s birth being celebrated in and by the community.
We are hoping to run the advent windows again this year using the theme of Christmas carols to celebrate Jesus’s birth. If you’d be interested in hosting a window, we’d love to hear from you.
Hosting a window would mean:
1) choosing a carol to celebrate Jesus’s birth and signing up for the date your window display would go up
2) creating/putting up your window display and leaving it up until Christmas.
3) having your address (but not name) on an advent window map (shared digitally and in print form), so people know where to find windows.
4) hopefully making people smile.
If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Laura on email@example.com by 4th November.