It’s December, and even though you might be thinking about that long gift list for your friends and family, we’ve moved on. It’s time to start thinking about how to instill an appreciation for the gift of ‘giving’ in your kids.
Here are some ideas for you to help capture the true spirit of the holidays.
Bring your kids to your local toy store to choose a gift for someone they don’t know, then wrap it up and drop it off at a toy drive
Why? Because it’s good for them to understand that some kids don’t get everything they want for the holidays’in fact, some don’t get anything at all.
To the Habitat for Humanity Gingerbread Build on December 3 or 4
Why? Not only are you getting in some quality family time while partaking in the classic gingerbread house building tradition, but you’re also supporting Habitat as they work to build affordable housing for families in Toronto. It’s a great twist on the classic phrase ‘Home for the Holidays’.
A gift of three baby chicks for someone who has everything
Why? Because it’s a $15 gift that literally keeps on giving for girls in developing nations who will use the chicken eggs to sell and feed their own families. It could help save a girl’s life.
In the snow with the kids, and be a friendly neighbour by shoveling the driveway or walkway for someone who can’t do it themselves
Why? It’s a great way to spend time with your family outside and teach the kids how to think of others in their community.