The Spirit of Giving


I always get sentimental around this time of year because I truly believe in the spirit of Christmas. Pulling up to the house and seeing everything lit up makes me happy. Watching my 11 year-old running off to school in his Santa hat puts a smile on my face.
But there is so much commercialization and over consumption around the holidays that it’s easy to be cynical. At the end of the day, though, it’s all about giving and receiving and families being together. No amount of marketing can take that away from us.

Conversely, nobody can take away the fact that there are sick children who are spending the holidays in the hospital this year. That just doesn’t feel right to us, so we’re running our third annual Holiday Giving Campaign in support of the Kids’ Interactive Technology Fund this year. We’ve raised about $3,000 of our $20,000 goal so we have a long way to go. It only takes 400 SavvyMoms to donate $50 each to reach our goal or 1,000 SavvyMoms to donate $20 each.

Keep things in perspective this year and try to stay focused on the giving part of the holidays. We found some great ideas in Calgary and Vancouver this week as well.

Let’s see if we can help put a smile on more faces this season—it should put one on yours at the same time.


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