Merry Christmas week to you (if you celebrate), but either way, happy holidays! I found the photo above from this time last year & I can’t believe how much Kannon has grown up! (& finally allows us to get his hair cut :))
This is one of the best weeks of the year in my opinion. I’m beyond thrilled to watch the boys get excited for Santa, make cookies to leave for him and his reindeers (and me…), and for the overall love that comes with this holiday.
I count our blessings every single day, but I wanted this post to be dedicated to those who aren’t as lucky. I think it’s crucial to teach my boys how to be humble, gracious, charitable men, and that starts with giving.
Here are three ways to give back this week, because it feels even better than receiving sometimes!
- Feeding America – As we all gorge ourselves over the holidays, it’s so sad to think that many families and children don’t have food to eat. This is a wonderful organization. Making your own food and handing it out to a homeless shelter or even people on the streets is another way to fill some bellies. Or volunteering at a local shelter.
- Goodwill – It’s the perfect time of year to detox your home and get rid of clutter. Spend the week after Christmas making room for the new goodies that Santa brought and give away everything you don’t need. You can simply drop off most home goods and apparel to your local Goodwill. Winter jackets and warm clothes are especially helpful this time of year.
- ASPCA – We’re animal lovers and seeing cold, homeless animals on the street is heartbreaking. If you too are passionate about animals, this is an excellent organization to give to. Also, I’m pretty sure your kids would love a rescue animal 🙂 Just sayin’!
I hope you have a happy, safe week with the people you love the most!
In case you missed it, here’s what I covered on the blog + Instagram recently:
All black for shopping at The Grove.
Our Christmas Town family vlog!