It is so hard this time of year to not get into the Christmas spirit. The stores are starting to streaming Christmas music, putting up Trees, and having sales. There is no greater joy in life then seeing the face of a child Christmas morning. It is so hard to think that not everyone has the means to provide that simple joy to their children. This year I was so blessed to get the opportunity to make one child's Christmas a happy one thanks to Energizer Batteries and Cafemom. As an active participant on Cafemom I was selected to take part in the Influencer program. As part of this program I was sent 2 Coupons for Energizer batteries which I was to use on rechargeable batteries and a $20 gift card which I was asked to purchase a battery operated toy. The toy and one package of batteries was to be donated to a charity of my choosing.
So off me and my children went to do something I think for them was maybe the hardest thing ever, pick a toy for someone else and not expect anything in return. Now in the past we have done some donating but it usually while we are at the store buying something already for ourselves. I was hard but I think a very important lesson was learned. It is really better to give then to recivee. As we walked up and down the isles searching for the perfect toy I could see their additudes change and the smiles get bigger. I think every year we will do something like this from now on :O) take the time this holiday season and donate to someone in need it is one of the best feelings you can have.
Charities Accepting Toy donations:
Check with your local churches and goodwill as well. Remember every little bit helps and no present is to small. Some families wonder how they will pay their heating bill this year and can't even consider buying presents. Thanks again Cafemom and Energizer for helping my family learn the gift of giving this holiday season :O)