Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.
We don’t have plenty to give as far as monetary gifts but we try to include others at Christmas the best we can.
In the past we have done the whole adopt a family, pluck and angel from a tree thing, when you buy gifts for the description on your angel, donated to the food bank too.
However one year one of our kid’s class decided they would collect gifts for the seniors homes, and it got me to thinking, if the school felt the need to switch gears, I think I will too.
Let’s face it the food bank and under privileged kids and families are at the top of everyone’s radar every Christmas.
Not that I don’t think we all should stop giving to them, however I feel a lot of smaller organizations, and people amoung us are over shadowed and even forgotten about at Christmas by the larger charities.
Our school continued to do the seniors at Christmas, and my one set of nieces also do it now, however as our children grew and we no longer had children in the school system I was left looking for ways to give.
Last year I came across a small community organization collecting for meals on wheels, for seniors and those confined to their homes, I donated small gifts for them to make up stockings as well as handmade cards.
This year I started making cards in January, I was determined to get as many cards as I could, economically, yet to reach as many people as I could.
You can see them HERE
I was fortunate to hear of 3 more organizations that asked for holiday cards, one being the Canadian Military, to send over seas.
I had 2 shoe boxes full but I wanted to make a few more, I am struggling health wise even with my treatments so I find myself on the couch or in bed most days, so I spent the afternoon one day designing these cards to then work up plastic canvas scraps to add to them, they are simply hot glued on.
By being able to do these at a slow pace and from the couch it makes me feel good that I can contribute and hopefully brighten someones Christmas just a little.
You can find the print out for the PC pieces HERE
You can click on each photo for the print outs, to it you can add scrap paper in circle shapes, fabric, felt or buttons to achieve a similar look.
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