I've signed up: what next
Once you've checked that no one else is making "your choice" , and you know the date your window will open, it's time to start getting ready...
All through Advent - show your "day"
On 28th or 29th November, please put a large number (corresponding to your day) on your window facing outwards towards the street. You may want to cover up your window as well so it can be truly ‘unveiled’. This is up to you. We hope this will get people talking around the village. So as not to confuse the postie, please put underneath the number ‘Advent Window’.
How to unveil your window:
You can prepare your window any time before your window-opening date. You may want to make items/posters etc before the day and store them and then put them out on the day.
Your window can be ‘unveiled’ anytime between 7am and 4pm on the specific date. You may want to invite your neighbours’ round for an ‘unveiling’ ceremony- that is up to you!!
Please do not tell anyone else what choice you have made! The idea is that visitors to the windows will try and guess what are displaying. So try and focus on what is UNIQUE about your choice.
Size and shape:
This will depend on your window! We encourage you to use as much of your window as possible. As most displays will be up for at least 2-3 weeks, we suggest that they are located inside
rather than outside, and this will ensure the safety of your decorations and designs.
• You could make your display 2D i.e. posters, or 3D.
• You might make figures out of clay, lego, play dough, plasticine.
• You might create a silhouette
• You might use lighting so that people can see the design in the evening
We encourage you to share that you are taking part in this, and pictures of behind the scenes as well as the final artwork, using the #NorthstoweAdventWindows. However, be aware of where and how you are posting photographs of your house. You might like to use the Anonymous Post setting - or email them through to us to share
We will not name the link between people living at an address and images of the windows.
We will try to get round and photograph all the windows anonymously, and share them on social media
https://www.facebook.com/groups/northstoweadventwindows is the Facebook community where you can also see previous years ideas
Then keep it up until Boxing Day (if possible)
If possible, we would like all displays to stay up at least until the end of Boxing Day. Last year several people visited the windows on Boxing Day for a walk.