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My Kindness Advent Calendar is a premium-quality reusable wall calendar that helps teach kids about kindness by counting down to Christmas with daily acts of giving instead of getting. Our calendars encourage people young and old to build and strengthen their "giving" muscles by practicing daily acts of kindness together and help to instill kindness, compassion, and empathy in kids.

My Kindness Calendar was directly inspired by founder Maran Stern-Kubista's personal experience as a mother. When her daughter was 3 and December rolled around, she noticed a gap in her family's traditions and the way they prepared for the holidays - while the holidays were full of beautiful traditions around food, crafts, music and more, there was no tangible way for her young daughter to participate in traditions of giving. So that year, a new family tradition and “My Kindness Advent Calendar” was born. With construction paper and painter's tape, they mounted a tree on the wall surrounded by kind ideas, each accompanied by a simple picture so her daughter could recognize the idea, without yet being able to read the words. As with a traditional advent calendar, they used the calendar daily in December, but instead of getting a toy or candy, would choose an act of kindness to do together. It was something they looked forward to each day, and presented an easy and accessible way to start important conversations about helping others, being kind, and other topics deemed important to discuss.

Having seen the impact in her own home as well as through years of experience overseeing youth empowerment and leadership programs across the country, Maran has seen countless young people make action plans to create change and practice kindness in their communities. My Kindness Advent Calendar is an easy, fun and accessible way to empower kids and families to practice daily kindness and do those great things that kids can and will do, if we give them the opportunity and set the example early. 

Winner - Best New Mom Entrepreneur, SavvyMom Awards
Maran Stern-Kubista
Maran is the founder of My Kindness Calendar - an innovative new tool to actively engage kids and support parents in practicing kindness together. Maran is passionate about empowering families to raise kind, compassionate and empathetic kids an easy and accessible way, as she aims to do with her two kids at home. In her pre-mom days, Maran worked in senior leadership at one of Canada's leading social enterprises focused on youth empowerment and social justice, and as an intellectual property and entertainment lawyer in Toronto.
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"We loved My Kindness Advent Calendar for so many reasons. It keeps the communication open about acts of kindness and putting out into the universe and community more love and kindness. It also takes the focus off the candy in traditional calendars and puts the focus on the fun of the countdown. We love the kindness calendar and look forward to next year!"
Cheryl Hickey, Canadian TV Personality and Celeb
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"As a busy mama of six children, I do everything I can to promote a peaceful household full of kind and community minded small humans. I was so happy when I found this twist on the traditional Advent calendar! I find it engaging and creates meaningful conversations among the children. This product is so refreshing at a time of year when so many kids are focusing on what they want!"
Julie Cole, Co-founder of Mabel’s Labels, Parenting Blogger and Mom of six
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"It’s been a good reminder of how small actions throughout the day can have such a big impact. It doesn’t have to be complicated. And it’s a bit contagious. I have changed directions and embraced a kinder alternative several times the past few days. With others and with myself."
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