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My Christmas Challenge To You This Holiday Season.. One Simple Act of Kindness!

Christmas Challenge

This year I wanted to talk about something with Christmas Time upon us. I know it is the time of year to be giving and spend time with our family and friends. I have seen over and over so many families unable to provide gifts for their children and it pulls at my heart strings. I came from a home that where we didn’t have very much money and one year we rounded up money from loose change to buy each other gifts. Granted we went to Big Lots and grabbed some $1 items, but let me tell you each three of us girls remember that year more than any other. It isn’t the cost of an item it is the love behind it!!! I can’t imagine not having any money at all where you didn’t get anything at Christmas. It isn’t all about the gifts, but it is the memories we create! 

So My Christmas Challenge To You:

Adam came up with a great idea! Let’s make this a challenge for this holiday season! A lot of towns have Angel Tree’s, where they have kids name on it and what they are needing and wanting for Christmas. Pick out a child and buy them a few things.  Or connect with a local church and find out what items children are needing. You know even a warm pair of socks or a nice jacket could mean the world to a child! My husband and I have been talking about it a lot and it is important to give back to others when you are able. We are looking at gathering items to give to a local girls home, to help them this holiday season! They are asking for shampoo and conditioner of their own, socks, clothing, etc.

One simple act of kindness can and will make a difference. So are you with me?  Will you take a step of action and find a family or a child to help out this holiday season? Or do you already do this each year?  If you don’t have the money to buy for someone else that is okay :-).  I know I have had many years I wanted to, but just didn’t have the means to. I find by holding the door open for someone, just saying Merry Christmas, those small things can also help brighten someones day! Shoveling your neighbors driveway when it is snowy out, the list goes on!

What will you do to help give back to your community and those in need?


Reader Interactions


  1. Shell Feis says

    My family always gave a gift to someone on the Angel Tree growing up {despite having very, very little money ourselves} but I haven’t been able to find one for the last few years. This year I’ll be donating some food items every time I go grocery shopping & a few toys to a toy drive as well.

  2. Donna says

    When I was young and before my Mom divorced my biological father, we had some really tough times when one cheap present is all my siblings and I got for Christmas. I know how it feels as a child to not get much at Christmas, so we do the Angel Tree each Christmas. And I pitch in with two of my friends and buy gifts for a family at our son’s school that are having a tough time (the school gives us some info like ages/gender of the kids, etc., so we don’t know who the recipients are).

    • Kelsey says

      Donna, I love this. I too know how it feels coming from a home with little money and it is great to see you making sure to help others!! You are blessing so many and I have to say you Rock!!!

  3. Sue Hull says

    There’s a woman that started Christmas for Everyone. It’s held in the auditorium of a Christian church where there’s food,clothing,toys and the good word of God. Throughout the year people donate everything they need. I’ve donated for about 15 yrs now. Even though this year I’m not able to donate as much due to lack of funds. I will donate a couple things I’ve won. A couple toys and a couple pairs of shoes. I’m buying some beanies and socks for the homeless. It’s so sad to see so many homeless and people in need. Like you said it pulls on the heart strings. My family also buys gifts for families.Helping someone is the best feeling in the world. You and Adam are such good people with big hearts 🙂

    • Kelsey says

      Sue you are so sweet. It is so sweet of you to donate each year and help out those in need, and use your giveaway prizes to help brighten up someones day!! So very thoughtful, you my dear are such a blessing to so many!!!

  4. Tammy says

    We make shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child each year and we also went together with a few people to put together a package for an Angel Tree child.

  5. Kathleen says

    We adopted a local family in our homeschool group, chose an angel off the tree, gave some toys to a local charity event tonight, and I set up a holiday box donation drive for kids in need on my blog this year. Giving back is such an important part of the holidays, and I want my boys to learn that through my example.

    • Kelsey says

      I love that Kathleen!!! You are really helping out a lot of families this year, that is awesome!!!! I am sure your boys will become wonderful young men, looks like you are doing a great job!!

  6. Leilani says

    We just found out that an older sibling of my daughter’s classmate was just diagnosed with kidney cancer. She’s only 7 years old. So we plan to donate to her family to help with their medical expenses.

    • Kelsey says

      Oh I am so sorry to hear that. That is so nice that you are going to help them out. My father had cancer and the expenses are outrageous so I know helping them can really help alleviate some stress!!

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