Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas of Dreams Day 5: Giving Back

Today, make a blog post about what you do to give back during the holidays. Do you volunteer your time? If so, please tell us where. What do you do to teach your children the true meaning of the holidays?

Brought to you by Baby Pop and Chic Covers

If you have not already done so, head over to momdot and check out all the cool blogs!

As a child growing up my parents always taught me to be concious of others. Whether it was their feelings or the fact that they might not be as fortunate as we were.

I do not ever remember walking by a Salvation Army bell ringer without putting something in there. Even if it was just a couple of pennies. Daniel has already learned that when he sees them he gets to put the money in. Now I just have to get him to understand why he does that lol!

I have never volunteered at a shelter during the holidays, but was thinking to myself on the way to work this morning, that maybe this would be a good year to start. I will have to run that one by my DH later.

We have already explained to Daniel that he is going to pick out a toy to donate to another little boy that won't have a Christmas like he is going to have. He has already decided on a dinosaur.

I am going to make some scarves to donate to the local drive the radio station is doing this week as well.

We do not do anything big, but every little bit helps. I want to raide my son the way I was, so he understands that, you might not have much to give, but it is better than doing nothing.

11 comments:

Staci said...

We are trying to teach our son the same lesson, we may not have much to give, but it's still worth giving. We do the same with the Salvation Army ringers too, and he's so proud of himself when he walks away.

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

Homemade scarves are such a loving thing to do. I love that your son has already picked out a dinosaur.

Stephanie said...

Your little gifts are quite worthy! Plus you are setting a great example for your son.

Tena said...

Daniel sounds like a sweet boy, I know whatever kid gets that dinosaur will be thrilled!

ccswch said...

You're setting a wonderful example! And you are right, every little bit DOES help!

Melissa said...

Your idea about the handmade scarves is quite unique and I'm sure they will be loved!

Tracye said...

those are all very generous things to do!

Joanne said...

Awwwww. That is so sweet that your son picked out a dinosaur.

I just donated some change to the Salvation Army tonight. It brought a smile to my face.

Allison said...

I love that you make scarves!! That is such a nice way of donating your time! I wish I could knit or crochet... I have tried and not very well.

Momstart said...

I want to learn how to knit

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

I forgot to mention the Salvation Army bell ringers in my answer. I've taught my children that that ringing bell means you put money in the bucket every time! No matter how small the amount!