From the 1 December residents and businesses in Calverley have been challenged to create seasonal scenes in their windows. This year's theme will be "Christmas Carols/Christmas Songs".
Windows throughout the village will be decorated and the scenes will be lit consecutively at dusk (4pm). All windows once they have been unveiled will be lit until at least the 24 December, with many of the windows staying lit until twelfth night when there will be a special "Communitea Party".
The advent windows initiative aims to involve all members of the community whether young or professional, retired or unwaged.
The artwork will be prepared by the houses/businesses involved. A variety of mixed media ranging from paintings, collage, stained glass effect, graffiti and sculpture can all be used.
A photograph of each new window, will appear on the Facebook Page/Twitter site as soon as we are able to photograph the window (you are also encouraged to send photographs to us), so that those who are unable to visit the village can still join in the fun. By Christmas Eve there will be many different windows to see and enjoy as you walk through the village - a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.
If you would be interested in hosting a window, please contact us on email@example.com or text 07764682560 and mark your text advent windows.
As part of the advent windows campaign we are also aiming to display "hundreds of angels (a company of angels) throughout the village.
Just print a copy of the angel template (here Word or here PDF, colour it in and display in your window over the festive season.
All welcome to join in.
Calverley Christmas Star
Print your own template (Here) to make your own 3D Christmas Star to hang in your window or on your tree.
Light Up Calverley
If you have a tealight...would you find an empty jam jar to put it in and "light up Calverley"? From 1 December until 2 January.
Lights can be placed in windows or on doorsteps.
Small things can make a difference.
Advent Windows 2012 - Theme Christmas Carols/Songs
There is a link here to an article in the Telegraph and Argus about the Christmas Appeal and advent windows