12 ways to spread joy this Christmas

Join our Big Family Christmas and help change the lives of hungry children around the world.

Back to all stories | Posted on 07 Dec 2018 in Blog

1. Create a reverse Advent calendar. Each day during Advent, take a moment to think about hungry children everywhere and add a small donation for Mary’s Meals to an Advent jar.  
 
2. Spread some festive cheer by sending our beautiful Christmas cards, which were designed with the help of these children (pictured below) who receive Mary’s Meals at school in Malawi.
 

3. Set a place at our virtual dinner table and you’ll be setting up a hungry child for a whole school year. Your personalised dinner plate will appear beside hundreds of others from all over the world. Don’t forget to update your profile picture with our Facebook Frame
 
Eleanora, from Italy, tells us who she’s setting a place for:

4. We rely on the prayers of thousands of people around the world to bless our mission. Please remember our work in your prayers this festive season.  

5. Unwrap a child’s future this Christmas by giving Big Family Christmas gift cards to your loved ones. 
 
Our friends at Mary’s Meals Croatia told us why they make the perfect gift: "Looking for some uplifting gifting? Our Christmas gift cards will put a smile on the face of your loved ones and provide a hungry child with a brighter future in their name." 
 
6. Get social. Invite your friends to join our Big Family Christmas by sharing one of our special cover graphics on your social media profile.
 

7. Share the hope and joy of Advent with your little ones by downloading our Big Family Christmas children’s activity.
 
8. Hold a Mary’s Meals Christmas coffee morning. Put up posters, share stories about some of the children who benefit from our work, collect donations, and let people know how they can get involved. 
 
9. Give someone the gift of a good read. Our bestselling book The Shed That Fed A Million Children is the perfect present for the bookworm in your life. 

10. Sign up for the 12 months of Christmas and make a beautiful festive promise that lasts all year round. By setting up a regular gift, you can change children’s lives every single month.
 
11.  Spread the word about our Big Family Christmas. Why not arrange to read our Advent talk at your local church? Download our Advent pack
 
12. Volunteer. Our work is only possible thanks to lots of little acts of love carried out by people around the world, united by the belief that no child should have to endure a day without a meal. Everybody has an important role to play in our global family, so if you have a little time to spare, we’d love to hear from you.
 
Find out more at bigfamilychristmas.com 

Big Family Christmas