Monday, November 29, 2010

Spreading Christmas Love and Joy

WOW! Where has all the time gone?

It's almost the end of the year already and Christmas is just literally around the corner! I wanted to begin to share with you unique ways to celebrate this Christmas season through my blog post and gain your insight as well.

So many are hurting this year and find the task of providing a meal for their family much less gifts for their children overwhelming. They may in fact be your neighbor next door. This economy hasn't "changed" much for the better as we would have all liked to have seen it by this time. Some of us are still looking for jobs. Some of us are still trying to find a home to live in.

In light of these, charities are struggling because they depend on donations to keep afloat. Even those large corporate sponsors are cutting back and not making their standard donation.

I found a great way to make a one time donation if you are able. This is what we will be doing as our charitable act this year. You simply take all of the ages of those living in your home. For us it would be 46, 42, 17, and 11 and add them up. Ours totals: 116. Now write out a check as a one time donation in that amount and send it to your charity of your choice.

It can be a church, the Salvation Army, a homeless shelter, or any number of great charities out there. The point is to keep spreading the kindness. To share the love of Christ with so many that are hurting this year. Don't forget to check on your neighbor or even a family member you haven't spoken to in some time. Pride is the most difficult thing to get passed and be able to ask for help.

I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this, so please share in the comments below!


Andrea said...

What a great idea! I LOVE IT! Hope you have an awesome week!

NanaNor's said...

Good morning, What a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas. I've given donations in honor of family in the past and it was wonderful. There are so many worthwhile charities, especially those helping the starving children of the world. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings on your day.

Laurie! said...

I really like your idea. That is something that I think everyone should do this season.

Parsley said...

Love it! We are actually 'bell ringers' for the Salvation Army this year.

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Mari said...

I think that's a great idea~!

Janet said...

That is a great idea. In the years past we would always let the kids pick from the giving tree. They would pick someone there age. They had a choice if they wanted to spend some of their pre-Chrismas money for them or a gift. They always chose the giving tree. We do a lot of different ways of giving all throughout the year. Some stores actually let you buy toys for the kids of Military familes and today I even had Hallmark Store ask me to round up my purchase to donate to the Military. Any little thing can help.

Thank for sharing

LV said...

This old world needs more people that think like you. That is a super idea. It want be hard for me to figure out my amount when it is just one. You are so good to think of others so much.

Darcie said...

What a great idea Kat! Seriously grand idea.