Was anyone inspired by my last post to do something crafty for the holidays? If my pillow wasn’t your thing, check out these possibilities. This link will direct you to the specific instructions for each one.
Now let’s change the subject back to gifts, especially those to friends and family members who don’t need anything (and you know there are some people on your list who fit into that category.) Consider making a donation to a charity in that person’s name.
Because Christmas is a holiday of wonder for children, I suggest donating to a charity that focuses on their well-being. Surfing the Internet, I found this helpful website that lists 25 children’s charities to consider.
Another favorite charity is Heifer International that turns your donations into gifts that help less fortunate people around the world become self-supporting. Their catalog offers numerous possibilities to help no matter your budget.
Look for charities that touch a special place in the heart of your receiver. Do you have a family member who works in the health services? Make a donation in her name to Doctors Without Borders
Do you have a dog lover on your list? Consider an organization like Rescue Me. Check out their full website to see all kinds of animals—reptiles, squirrels, wild birds, farm animals—who need homes. Kids especially love getting pets as gifts, but beware! Bonny Becker wrote a fun book about the problems that can result in THE CHRISTMAS CROCODILE!
Any favorite charities you’d like to plug for donations? Any fun pet stories?
On November 22th, I have bad news to support, especially if some people on your list have asked for puzzles this year.
Until then, let’s all strive for a stress-free, love-filled Christmas . . .