Danny Recommends: Advent Blocks
Every so often we dip our toes into a series called Danny Recommends:, posts that tip you off to the stuff that I…you know. These might be products for use in your ministry, resources that will help you develop leaders around you, or just fun stuff that you need. Want. Whatever. For other posts in the series, check out the link at the bottom.
Today’s Danny Recommends is a little different than the norm. I’m excited to introduce you to a new resource that I haven’t actually held in my hands, but I want you to join me in bringing it to market. Think of it as Kickstarter, except it’s already started and no one is getting kicked.
I could tell you the Advent Blocks origin story, but the first rule of marketing is to include as many cute kids and puppies as possible. So here’s a video of the Advent Blocks concept, along with some cute kid b-roll footage:
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Why I’m excited for Advent Blocks:
It’s true that 3/4 of my kids have aged out of the nighttime story time routine, and the other 1/4 is getting there quickly. But I remember all too well the horrors of trying to observe Advent with little ones. Keeping their attention and directing their focus ain’t easy.
But Advent Blocks bring a high-touch, Bible-based, gospel-fueled, mission-forward experience to your family’s living room. The accompanying book of stories has an infectious rhythm that you and your kids will be repeating throughout December and throughout the year. And best of all: it’s simple. No seminary degree or prep time is required.
Plus, they’re just really good-looking blocks, y’all. I’m proud of my friends the Greenes and their team for pulling this off.
Pre-order and get $20 off.
Advent Blocks will roll out in early November, just in time for the Advent season (well, the blocks don’t really roll, but you get my drift).
This resource is a great way for your pastoral team to engage with your families in a year where equipping families has been hard.
As a reader of this blog, you’ll get a special discount on any order of 10 or more units. This is an ideal setup for church leaders looking for a unique gift for families or an addition to a resource table. Use the promo code Danny25 to get Advent Blocks for $25 each.
Don’t need ten sets of blocks? You can use the promo code FRIENDS15 for 15% off your order of any quantity.
Both of these codes expire next Tuesday, September 1, so get a move on!
Disclaimer: I have a long-standing friendship with the creator of Advent Blocks, was asked to promote this product, and will receive a free Advent Blocks kit in appreciation for doing so. However, I’m also a customer, having purchased several sets on pre-order, both for our family and as gifts for others. In short, I’m just a really satisfied fan who wants to let you know about helpful things. I only promote items that have benefitted me and that I believe will benefit you. So there.
Question from a concerned reader: Earlier in this post you said the first rule of marketing is to include as many cute kids and puppies as possible. I saw the cute kids. Where is the puppy?
Answer: Here’s a pic of Lucy the Wonder Dog, my constant work-from-home snaggletoothed companion. If she had a credit card she’d skip the Advent Blocks and instead order a whole bag of those “bits” from Kibbles and Bits. But you’re not a dog. So order the Advent Blocks.