Advent Toolkit

Advent Toolkit

Happy Advent!

Happy Advent, friends.


This year, Episcopal Relief & Development is proud to present new Advent resources from ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE. Click on each tab in the table above to view a different craft idea for each week in Advent. It is encouraged that you use these crafts with those you love. Consider sharing with your community, congregation, family and especially the special children in your life, as you prepare for Christmas. These resources can be used in all different ways. You might choose to use them as a fun project during virtual coffee hour, virtual Sunday School or after dinner with your family each Sunday night leading up to Christmas. As you complete each craft, find an opportunity to talk with others about Episcopal Relief & Development’s important work with children across the globe and appreciate the children in your own life.


View all of the resources from the table, along with the general Advent resources, listed below. The general Advent resources include suggestions for How to Plan an Advent Campaign, an Advent Activities Guide, Gifts for Life brochures with fundraising ideas and a gift selection, and the Advent Calendar. Physical copies of materials are also available through Forward Movement.


All donations can be made to Gifts For Life, if you would like to donate specifically to ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE, please consider giving one of the gifts that include children.


This Advent, may you get crafty with those you love and celebrate children near and far as you prepare for Jesus’ birth.



An introduction to Advent

Storyteller Kathy Culmer shares a story and introduction to the season of Advent.

DIY Advent Wreath

Create a DIY wreath using playdough, tissue paper or votive candles.

Prayers and Reflections

Pray and reflect each week during Advent.

St. Nicholas

Discover the story of St. Nicholas and how he followed Jesus’ teaching to help the needy, the sick and the suffering.

DIY Creche

Create a DIY creche using blocks, river rocks or sticks.

Gifts for Growth

Learn what baby Jesus needs to grow and add those gifts to your creche.

12 Days of Christmas

During the 12 Days of Christmas add the groups of wise people who help baby Jesus grow and thrive.

Gifts for Life Catalog



Download the Gifts for Life catalog.

Advent Calendar

Bring Gifts for Life to your family and your congregation during the season of Advent with this printable Advent Calendar.


Give friends and family this ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE insert as a reminder to visit our website and purchase a gift to support our work with children.

Alternative Gift Market


Host a COVID-safe Alternative Gift Market with these easy to use instructions.