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Announcing: the Junkyard Tales Audio Advent Calendar!

We are so excited to launch our newest Collection for Advent:

The Junkyard Tales Audio Advent Calendar!

It offers twenty-five stories for you to enjoy all the way from December 1st to December 25th.

 

Description:

This Christmas the Junkyard Warden has a challenge he doesn't know how to face - something that could change the Junkyard for good. Sergeant, the steadfast Junkyard watchdog alerts the other animals, and they immediately take it up. “We take care of each other,” they say, “Even though the Warden doesn’t know about us - he still needs our help.”

 

All 25 stories in this Audio Calendar are about how a community faces a difficult situation. By including everyone with their strengths and quirks, they not only solve what faces them, but they get closer in the process.

These stories are funny and delightful, and they demonstrate courage, authenticity, compassion, empathy and most of all - service.

 

Just like a paper Advent Calendar, this Collection offers one story per day. Each day you can log on and hear the latest adventure.

 

The story for December 1st is available for you to enjoy now!

The following stories will be available daily, starting with the second story on December 2nd.

 

Listen to the first story on the subscription website here.

Or enjoy it below!

Heads Up: This first story is very engaging and will leave listeners wanting to hear the rest!

 

December One: Sergeant Calls a Meeting


 

PLUS: A Free Junkyard Tales PRINTABLE Advent Calendar!

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We couldn't resist creating a paper Advent Calendar to go with the Audio Advent Calendar.

Each of the little doors hides a clue to the matching story in the Junkyard Tales Audio Advent Calendar!

 

Download and print the 11x17 color printable here.

 

It takes a little parental cutting and glueing, and you'll have a little door to open with each day of the Audio Advent Calendar!

See our Advent Calendar tutorial for instructions. (Click the link to view.)

 

Would you rather have an 8.5 x 11 version? Download it HERE.

 


 

AND MORE: Daily Printable Coloring Sheets!

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Each day on the blog we'll offer another printable for you to download and enjoy.

Each printable accompanies the story of the day, has a character for you to color, and a question or activity to inspire your family beyond the listening time!

Just check in to the Sparkle Blog each day to find it.
(Or follow us on our Facebook Page where we'll be posting it as well.)

 


 

"Can I give the Junkyard Tales Audio Advent Calendar as a Gift?"

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Yes! The Junkyard Audio Advent Calendar is available for gifting NOW in the Sparkle Store.

Or, just give your friends and family the gift of a one-month Sparkle Subscription for the month of December.

They'll be able to enjoy all of our many Christmas and Advent stories at the same time!

 

To answers to more questions, see our FAQ at the bottom.

 


 

SO MANY SPARKLE GIFTS!

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Did you know you can gift anything in the Sparkle Store?

We have everything from 3-story Collections to 52-story Series. You'll find more stories for Christmas, Advent, Winter and beyond!

Visit the Sparkle Store.

 


 

MORE GOODIES FOR ADVENT & CHRISTMAS

 

Martin & Sylvia's Audio Advent Calendar!

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Twenty five magical days with Martin and Sylvia! You can spend all of December with the delightful brother and sister as they follow their own Advent adventure.

Find it on the Sparkle Subscription site.

Buy it in the Sparkle Store.

Or start your free trial and give it a listen! Use the code ADVENT for an extra five free days.

 

 

Martin & Sylvia's Christmastime Collection!

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Christmas time is a particularly lovely time in Martin and Sylvia's home! Decorate, celebrate and share the magic along with the clever brother and sister. This collection contains three stories, each of which follow the events before Christmas as the creative brother and sister enjoy their favorite holiday traditions.

Find it on the Sparkle Subscription site.

Gift it in the Sparkle Store.

Or start your free trial and give it a listen! Use the code ADVENT for an extra five free days.

 

Enjoy!


JUNKYARD TALES AUDIO ADVENT CALENDAR FAQ

Are the stories religious?

The Junkyard Advent stories have a secular relationship with Christmas - focused on service, gift giving and community celebration - but there are no religious references to Jesus and the traditional Christian Festival.

That being said, there are moments of grace and mystery and some of the imagery (a particularly bright star in the sky, travelers bringing gifts, spiritually informed dreams) does reference the original Christmas story.

 

How long are the stories?

The first story is 16 minutes long and the other 24 stories are between 12 and 20 minutes each - totaling over 7 full hours of content.

 

Do we only have access to one new story a day?

Yes, we will be posting one story a day on the subscription site. Just like a paper Advent Calendar, you can enjoy one experience per day. We find it makes for a much more delightful holiday experience, and it becomes a community event - as we'll all be listening to it for the first time, together.

 

Can we have them all at once?

If you would like to purchase and download the entire Audio Advent Calendar, it is schedule to land in the Sparkle Store by December 5th.

Or you can wait until December 25th, when all 25 stories will be available on the streaming website.

 

About the Author

Lisabeth Sewell McCann
Doer of Many Wonderful and Odd Things (including CEO)

Lisabeth Sewell McCann has worn many hats at Sparkle over the years -- from Sparkle Kitchen Blogger to Editorial Director to Doer of All Odd Jobs. Her primary role is as CEO. Lisabeth and David live in Austin, Texas with their 2 sons.