The idea came from the guys at ParcelHero and their Head of PR, David Jinks, explains “This October, 25 identical plain wooden boxes arrived at ParcelHero HQ and we set about shipping them to artists and craft bloggers around the world, via our network of couriers, with one simple challenge: turn them into something spectacular“.
The design brief was simple. The bloggers were given total creative freedom to decorate the boxes inside and outside. ParcelHero just asked that they include a handcrafted gift inside. All these craftsmen and women gave their time and materials free of charge to raise money for Oxfam this Christmas. In their wildest dreams no one at ParcelHero could have predicted the variety and quality of the completed advent boxes that came back, from artists across the UK, Europe and the USA.
This is probably the most unique and inspired advent calendar ever created; but sadly only one person can own it. ParcelHero is now and the auction will close on November 26th. Of course, all the money raised will go directly to Oxfam, via , in time for Christmas.
Oxfam’s Partnerships Manager Peter Hall has been overwhelmed by the response to ParcelHero’s campaign. He says “Oxfam gives a massive thankyou to every artist who has taken part. These advent boxes will help change lives. We are so impressed with the amount of effort and creativity that has gone into these creations. Let’s hope they raise loads of funds to help Oxfam end poverty sooner! Happy bidding!“