Several years ago, my family decided to cut Christmas gifts out of our Christmas celebration. We all enjoy Thanksgiving for the food and the family time and decided to extend that into Christmas. We started filling gift boxes for one of those organizations which sends Christmas gifts to those in need instead of buying gifts for one another. It’s really taken the pressure off the season and has helped us focus on each other and on charitable acts instead of gifts.
While filling our gift boxes this year, Katie kept talking about putting water in the boxes to send to kids who don’t have water. It took a few days of discussion, but I finally figured out that an organization had come to her school and talked about building wells for communities in need.
When world vision contacted me and asked if I would share about their 2016 gift catalog I was excited to learn more about their organization and programs. They’ve been around as long as I can remember and this is their 21st annual edition of the World Vision Gift Catalog. Katie was thrilled to see that giving clean water to kids in need was a gift option. I immediately knew which cause we’d be donating to this year.
There are more than 100 gifts in the World Vision catalog starting at $16 so there’s something for every price point. Once you purchase your gift you can have a card sent to a loved one letting them know you’ve donated in their honor.
You can also purchase any of the handcrafted gifts you see here to send something tangible to your friends and family. The money raised from these items goes into the “Where Most Needed” fund and will go towards needs that might otherwise go unmet.
World Vision sent me a box of handcrafted gifts that I’ll be giving to friends and family this year. In addition, I have an extra box of handcrafted gifts to giveaway to one of you! Fill out the box below to enter to win.
How will you be giving back this holiday season?