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Helping our kids have a heart of GIVING this Christmas

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Around this time of year, when our kids are making their Christmas lists and we are thinking of all the things we HAVE to get done by December 25th, we take a hard PAUSE to think about what IS most important this time of year.

Because in year's past we have missed some of the most magical moments, because we are busy "doing" all the things.

We missed out on really seeing people, looking for needs, being present with one another, and the most wonderful part of it all, giving.

We have been trying for a few years to make sure GIVING is the most important part of gearing up for Christmas. So every year I poll other families and I sit my own family down to give me ideas of how we can give to others this season. Every season is a little different based on the ages of my kids, but this year is EVEN more different because of the pandemic, so we had to get extra creative. We think of simple ways we can see others fully, ways we can give to others, and creative ideas to shine our light extra bright.

We wanted to share what we came up with, our GIVING calendar in hopes it might bring a little Christmas cheer to your homes. So many of us are stressed to the max during this season, so we wanted to do some of the work for you.

We have provided a free PDF of 25 ideas +blank Calendar for you to add you own too.

Join us in making this season ALL about GIVING!


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