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 Run Santa Run 2011 event on December 17
Why? Getting a little exercise before the big day (and meal) is always a good plan, and this fun charity event requires its participants to dress up as’you guessed it’Santa. Proceeds go to The Third Academy, a non-profit, special-needs school for students with learning disorders. We think that’s a good ‘clause’.
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.