10th September 2019

Meaningful Chocolate Company: Real Advent Calendar 2019 Launches


Today we are launching our 2019 Real Advent Calendar - the only Fairtrade calendar which comes with a 2019 Christmas story activity book.


We really need your help this year. The fall in the value of the pound and Brexit uncertainty means that it is a very tough environment for Fairtrade operators. Which is why we need your help.


In the past we have asked people to act as champions by buying a case or two of Real Advent Calendars and then encourage people to buy - showing the calendars, putting up a poster or an order sign-up list.


We are asking if you can do the same this year. You can download posters and other materials to help promote the calendar here. <https://meaningfulchocolate.cmail20.com/t/r-l-jikthjld-ktiuijlikr-r/> We will also send you a poster and leaflet in the post next week.


You can read more about the new 2019 Real Advent Calendar below or visit our shop here. <https://meaningfulchocolate.cmail20.com/t/r-l-jikthjld-ktiuijlikr-y/> There is free delivery to mainland UK on orders over £71 (ex Highlands and Isles) if ordered by 4th November 2019. We now deliver in our new mailer boxes (see below).






To celebrate the launch of the 2019 Real Advent Calendar we are holding a

special competition. See below.






Scroll down for details of free tickets for Christian Resources Exhibition which takes place at Sandown Park, Surrey, between the 15th and 17th October.


Thanks for your support.





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The Real Advent Calendar 2019




The new design 2019 Real Advent Calendar is unique.


The calendar comes with a 24 page Christmas story-activity book illustrated by Martina Peluso. There is a page for every day of Advent and some fun Advent challenges along the way.


The calendar is foiled for freshness and behind each of the 25 windows is part of the Christmas story and a delicious festive-shaped Fairtrade milk chocolate.


It's a great way for parents, grandparents and Godparents to share the Christmas story. The RRP is £3.99.



Meaningful Features



* A free 24 page Christmas story activity book with a page for every day in Advent

* A charitable donation

* 25 Festive Fairtrade chocolates

* A line from the Christmas story behind each of the 25 windows

* Foiled for freshness and security of packaging

* Palm oil free

* Recyclable box and tray

* Made, designed and produced in the UK



How to buy



You can get yours directly from our on-line shop. Supplies are limited so buy early! You can visit our shop here. <https://meaningfulchocolate.cmail20.com/t/r-l-jikthjld-ktiuijlikr-t/>




Calendars supplied in new mailer boxes



Calendars this year are sent in our new super strong mailing boxes.





Why we need a Real Advent Calendar




The Real Advent Calendar was created in 2013 following surveys which showed that 36% of 5-7 year olds did not know whose birthday is celebrated at Christmas. In the same year 51% of adults said that the birth of Jesus was irrelevant to their Christmas.


The Real Advent Calendar is a great way to reverse this tipping point and put Christ back into the hearts of those who no longer know the Christmas story.




Competition for schools, church youth and children’s groups




The challenge is for young people to design the front of an Advent Calendar with the theme of The Star over Bethlehem.


The competition is open to primary schools, secondary schools, and Sunday

schools/Messy Church/youth groups such as Guides or Boys’ Brigade. There are

three first prizes of £150 in each category and three runners-up prizes of £50.


You can read more here. <https://meaningfulchocolate.cmail20.com/t/r-l-jikthjld-ktiuijlikr-i/>





Claim Your Free CRE Tickets


We would love to see you this October at CRE! It will a great opportunity to meet up and you can have a look at the whole Meaningful Chocolate 2019 Christmas Range.


That's why we are pleased to be able to offer you free tickets for CRE which takes place at Sandown Park, Surrey, between the 15th and 17th October. Tickets on the day will cost £8 so this is a great offer to get in free to this great Exhibition. We look forward to seeing you and giving you some delicious chocolate to taste.


All that you have to do is follow the link to claim your tickets by clicking here. <https://meaningfulchocolate.cmail20.com/t/r-l-jikthjld-ktiuijlikr-d/>





Tastes good and does good



As well as helping people to engage with the Christmas story we also pay a Fairtrade Premium to our farmers while supporting charitable and educational projects. Over the past four years, with the support of schools and churches of all denominations, at least £80,000 has been raised for charitable causes from sales of the Real Advent Calendar.


Money raised from this year's calendar will help The Funzi and Bodo Trust provide mothers and babies with care through helping fund clinics for pregnant mums and birthing rooms. We are also proud to promote the work of Traidcraft Exchange. You can read about the work of the Funzi and Bodo trust here. <https://meaningfulchocolate.cmail20.com/t/r-l-jikthjld-ktiuijlikr-h/>




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Based outside the village of Lymm, we make the UK's favourite Fairtrade Easter egg and the UK's only charity Fairtrade Advent calendar. We also make other seasonal goods and a range of chocolate bars. We are proud to be part of the ethical trading community.

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