The following is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.
I love the holidays, it’s the time of year when everyone is in a giving mood. It’s the time of year when opportunities to give to others of your time, talents and treasures abound and I love that.
I love to volunteer.
I love to brighten someone else’s day.
I love to buy gifts for others.
I love to give back to my community and those in need.
I love to serve.
I love that during the holidays whole communities come together to help one another. Strangers give to strangers without a second thought and everyone is just a bit kinder and more generous. If only we could all be like this year round, wouldn’t that be amazing?!? This year my family is helping others in a few different ways, here is what we are doing this year, all simple and easy things you can do too.
Giving Tree – The kids each picked a child off the giving tree at church to buy for. We love doing this as the kids feel a personal connection and really get into the giving spirit. It’s also a great way to teach the lesson to those who are given more, more is expected.
Adopt a family – A few months ago I learned of a family in crisis mode, the father, a vet, is very ill and unable to provide for his family. We donated groceries and diapers back then but a group of women I know decided we would all sponsor Christmas for them. I am so proud to have such generous friends and can’t wait for this family to have a wonderful Christmas surprise.
Give Through My Blog – My blog is such a blessing in my life allowing me to help provide for my family while being home with my kids. I love that it is also a blessing for my community as I often have companies ask me to gift my community on their behalf and this year it is happening again.
This year you can win big to help you give to those in your life or community who are in need through the The Good Stuff 2014 Holiday Sweepstakes there will be 3 $100 winners (1 per week) and 1 $500 grand prize winner. The contest runs 12/8-12/25. And if you still need gift ideas check out these 3 great Holiday Gift Guides over The Good Stuff they have ideas for budget-friendly gifts, gifts for enthusiasts and hostess gifts.