The 2020 holiday season may be exceptional in many ways, and yet, like in the past, it's embracing many festive trends and traditions to keep our spirits high, one of them being the Advent calendar.
While in the 19th century, Advent calendars were a Christian tradition designed to help children count the days till Christmas, they have since been adopted by many, and can take many forms and styles.
This year has been challenging for many of us, so we thought of sharing this tradition with you, whether you are already familiar with it or not, and are planning on revealing small "surprises" each day to help spread the cheer amongst our community and beyond.
With the LFSF Spread The Cheer Advent Calendar, we are hoping to provide you with fun ideas or resources, mostly children focused, unveiled one day at a time throughout the month of December. This is a collaborative work and we want to thank our librarians for their help and support in this project.
Even if this year the holidays won’t quite look the same, with a countdown to December 25 which doesn’t feel like one, we hope that you and your family will enjoy this fun journey. Because the journey is often more important than the destination as Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island put into these words “To travel hopefully, is a better thing than to arrive”.