I want to include my girls in this as much as possible! I really want the focus to shift away from receiving, and back to Jesus' birth and why remembering that encourages us to serve others. I want them to have first hand experience of how good it feels to give to others.
This year we spent a family night with Ken's brother's family, carolling and delivering homemade cookies to some unsuspecting members of our church congregation at their homes. This was a good opportunity for our girls to experience the joy that comes from giving to and thinking of others. One of my favourite "service projects" that we have done was this one. Within our family, we take the girls out individually with some of their allowance money that they've been saving, and they pick out gifts for each other. It's so fun to let them loose in a dollar store & let them choose things!
While I'm on the subject of giving, I want to tell you about some things Kinder has going on!
First of all, they're giving away 7,500 (!) Kinder® Mini Eggs! You can be a part of this at Kinder Canada's Facebook Page. Hurry, tomorrow is the last day!
More importantly though, Kinder®’s "A Joy To Share" program supports the Children's Miracle Network, helping to save and improve the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals since 1983.
Visit Kinder Canada's Facebook page to see how many families this program has helped. Every time we share the video stories of the families Kinder will donate $1 up to $5000 to the Children's Miracle Network!
Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.