Day 8 – Online Advent Calendar

In Advent by Jacob McGarry

Westwinds Online Advent Calendar – Day 8

It’s 15 days until Christmas!

Every day of Advent we will present you with treats and tries. Treats are totally free giveaways sponsored by Westwinds and our friends in the community. Tries are challenges designed to help you experience a more meaningful Christmas season.

Today we’re giving you a postcard designed by our own artists at Westwinds. This card melds ancient art and modern icons. We hope it gives you insight into the celebration of Jesus’ birth.

Download the card at

We want you to send a card (this one, or another that you choose) to someone who won’t see their family this Christmas. It could be someone who’s in a hospital or retirement home, in prison, or being persecuted for their faith. Jesus wants you to care for others as you would for him. He said those who care for the sick and lonely will be blessed by God. Here’s a couple resources to find an address to send the letter to:…/send-a-message-of-hope-this-christmas (after you’ve read their advice, click “prisoners” in the top section to find someone to send the letter to.)

Feel free to keep extra copies of the card for yourself, your friends, and your family 😊