Do you ever feel like your family (aka kids) have lost the plot on the real meaning of Christmas? I’m pretty sure that making sure you have the latest Skylanders game is NOT the real meaning of Christmas.
This year we are looking for new ways to celebrate the season and remember what Christmas is all about. We will go through the World Vision Gift Catalogue to find gifts for family, friends and teachers. Let’s face it…I have no idea what Evan’s teachers want for Christmas. I feel like we should give something but I am always left scratching my head deciding WHAT we should give. This year I want Evan to choose a gift that matters like the gift of textbooks to a child in need for $30. It’s a gift that will make a world of difference in a child’s life and it won’t get lost in the shuffle of yet another coffee mug.
Since we’ve had a chance to visit countries where many children are in need, Christmas is a great time to remind Evan that not everyone is as privileged as we are. In fact, many families in Canada are struggling as well. Did you know that you can feed a family in Canada for $30? Once you choose your gift, you can choose an e-card to send the recipient with your own message. You can even choose the date it gets delivered. Basically you can choose your gifts today and have them delivered right before Christmas. Perfect to get your shopping done early!
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Owning chickens has always seemed like something I would love to do. I remember visiting the chicken coop of my grandparent’s neighbors. Gathering eggs and hearing the chickens was so grounding. I can imagine how having chickens can help a family in need. Two hens and a rooster can supply 150 eggs per year to eat, sell or hatch and then chicken to eat. You can send 2 Hens and a Rooster to a family in need for just $50. It’s a gift that keeps on giving!
Prefer to give an animal that is a bit more warm and cuddly? How about a piglet for $40. A sow can give birth to a litter of piglets per year to sell at market. They are also easy to raise and they grow quickly.
World Vision Canada also has a great variety of handcrafted gifts that support artisans. It’s a great way to marry giving back and having a present to open under the tree.
Whatever you decide, know that World Vision Canada is helping those in need with your contributions. Join Linked Moms on November 18th at 8pm ET for a World Vision Canada Twitter Party. Make sure to follow World Vision Canada on Twitter at @WorldVisionCan.
Disclosure: I am a World Vision Canada Mom working with Thrifty Mom Media to tell this story, and as such I am compensated. My opinion is all my own.