Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Ideas!!

Hi all!!!

Hope you are enjoying your November so far! In just over a month, it will be Christmas Day :)

I know it is still early, but I know many people who are already asking for Christmas gift lists. So, here are some of the suggestions that we love here in the Boreland household:

We mentioned a few weeks ago about the Samaritan's Purse shoe boxes (Operation Christmas Child). The pick up week in Canada is November 21-27. If you go to the website www.samaritanspurse.ca, they have a lot of ideas on how to pack a shoe box and you can even find drop off locations for your shoe boxes.

What I love about the shoe boxes, is that our kids have so much fun with it! They pick items up from a store, pack the shoe boxes and get to take them to a drop off location. It's very involved for them and they love knowing that the shoe box will help a boy or girl during the Christmas season.

Another suggestion is the World Vision gift catalogue. Are you someone who has enough and often wonders what to tell people to get you for Christmas? Or, as a parent, do you want to limit how many gifts your child gets? Or, are you just wanting your family to do more than just give each other gifts? A gift catalogue from World Vision is an amazing idea!

There are items in the catalogue that you can pick which will change a life in many countries around the world. There are things like animals, to clothing to medicine and farming supplies. All of which will impact and change someone's life! You ask for the gift, it is bought from the catalogue and given to a family in need.

Why not think of picking a gift from the World Vision catalogue? Instead of getting another DVD, sweater or gift card from a store, why not ask for a gift from the catalogue, which will go to help someone in need.

For more info, you can go to www.worldvision.ca :)

Why not think of ways that you and your family can be generous this Christmas :)

Thanks and hope you have a wonderful rest of the month!!

Virginia
contactjoykids@aol.com

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