Giving back has never been so easy! ?

By Meghan Overdeep
November 18, 2019

We love an Advent Calendar just as much as the next person. Opening miniature doors to tiny treasures could never get old.

But a recent Facebook post from popular budgeting blogger Passionate Penny Pincher got us thinking. In it, blogger Laurie introduces what she calls a "Reverse Advent Calendar," which, encourages you to give something (as opposed to get something) each day as a way to help those in need.

Brilliant, right?

The Passionate Penny Pincher Reverse Advent Calendar (below) has you add one non-perishable food item to a box every day in December. After 24 days, you should have a box full of food just in time for Christmas. Then, on Christmas Eve, simply take the box to a local food pantry. Giving back has never been so easy!

Credit: Facebook/Passionate Penny Pincher

From tomato soup to boxed potatoes, all the items featured on the calendar are inexpensive and easy to find, so you don't have to worry about breaking the bank. We recommend printing it out and getting the whole family involved. Who knows, you might even start a new Christmas tradition!