I’m someone who loves to help people in need. I spend some of my time, each day or week, thinking about how I can help others. Sometimes I will complete a random act of kindness. Other times I will donate to a charity or good cause. I’m always on the lookout for ways that I can help others. For example, I use shopping apps to get discounted or free items and then I donate them to the foodbank. This only costs me a little money, or sometimes just time, and is a great way to help those in need. This month I’m going to be collecting items for the foodbank, at least one per day, and today I want to talk to you, briefly, about #FoodbankAdvent and what the campaign is.
Remember when I made this really average DIY advent calendar? I’m still proud and can’t wait to get it out again this year and fill it with little notes and goodies for Daisy.
For me Christmas is a time for my family to enjoy together. Yes presents are involved, and good food, but in recent years Christmas has become about family and togetherness. I can remember years gone by when I would be in tears at Christmas, thinking about my Dad not getting in touch (again) or other sad occasions. Now my Dad has passed away, and my life is happy, I don’t let such things upset me, or Christmas. Christmas is a time for celebration for us and I love to make nice food, give nice presents but also I love to be charitable, especially at Christmas time. Today I want to talk to you about some of the ways that you can be charitable at Christmas time.
I’m a real fan of saving money wherever possible. I always think that a pound saved is the same as a pound earned. When we want items for our home, and toys in particular, I am always checking out our local charity shops. Daisy has had some absolutely fantastic toys and this is one of the joys of the charity shop! Now that Daisy is 17 months old she is more interested in toys than ever.