We try to do something each year to help teach our children that it's always better to give then to receive. One year we made sack lunches for the homeless... another year we donated food to the school's food drive... we've donated toys, money and jackets to various charities. It doesn't matter what you decide to do. In my opinion it just matters that you do something. No matter how big or how small... if you spend hundreds or a few dollars, just do something. :)
We were given a wonderful opportunity to go to one of our favorite stores, World Market and put together a gift for someone we love and felt needed some joy delivered this holiday season.
I'm pretty sure that every time we visit World Market we fall more and more in love. It's just a happy place to shop and find unique items for ourselves and great gifts for others. Here are a few of our purchases from that day...
We combined those and a few other items into a fun basket with a chalkboard label.
We also picked up this great tree.
There are people around all of us dealing with trials and hard times. People have lost loved ones and will have to spend their first holiday season without them. We have a very close friend that is going through this along with her children right now. It's very heartbreaking to watch. But we can make sure they know we love and care for them.
It was so nice to be able to deliver this fun surprise to them. Hopefully it brought a little touch of joy to their home. I hope every time she looks at this tree she'll remember that there are so many people surrounding her and her family that love them so much.
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