Sponsored by Cookies For Kids’ Cancer. Product and information about the company were provided by the brand. Thoughts on the product and its use are of the writer. This post was first published in November 2018.
Writing down your holiday shopping list can be as exciting as a parent as it is for kids. One thing we’d like to implement more of each year is ways to give back to others.
Our children have been fortunate to be surrounded by a number of people who love and care deeply for them. Oftentimes this means we end up with more than we imagined during the holiday season.
Throughout the years, we’ve done our best to show our children the importance of giving back to others.
For years, we would create holiday baskets for family and friends. Since we started hosting events in our home, we’ve cut back on making our holiday baskets.
How To Make A Difference Today
To help continue with our tradition of giving to others, we’ve decided to look for new ways to give back during the holiday season. Below are three ways we’ll be giving back this year:
1. Send cookies to our family.
Cookies For Kids’ Cancer, a non-profit organization selling all-gourmet treats, recently announced it has raised $15M. All of the proceeds from cookie orders are used to fund pediatric cancer. We’re sending a package to my parents and will be including a batch of these delicious cookies as well.
2. Donate unopened gifts to our local elementary school for their toy drive.
Our boys get a lot of gifts during the holidays, many of which they might play with once and put aside. I rather gift the items to someone who would make use of the toys.
This is a great way to remind the kids of the importance of helping others in need.
3. Write Christmas cards to the veterans and their families when we donate our lightly used items.
It’s always nice to hear kind words from others. We like to bring some hope for the new year by spreading some cheer to those who might need a smile. You know what they say, the best thing you can give someone is your smile.