How can I give back? How can I help make someones holiday a little easier?
I am sharing a very easy way today.
My blogging buddy shared this idea a few weeks back and it just clicked with me. You see, we live in Atlanta near a major highway. The exit we take to get to our neighborhood often has folks asking for money. Honestly, it used to make me uncomfortable. Now I am a little more used to it but it still breaks my heart every time.
With Thanksgiving coming up, I was looking for a real way to teach my 3 year old about giving. A little act of kindness in his own community.
So we made some Blessings Bags. I just grabbed a couple gallon ziploc bags and filled them up. With anything and everything I had on hand that I thought someone without a homebase would appreciate.
Here you can see what I included, things like:
Water Flavor Packets
Can of Soda
Pen & Notecard- WITH stamp!
UNO? Yeah... we had 3 decks so I figured why not?!?
I was able to fill up two bags with things that we had on hand. One thing I hope will be helpful is the notecard with a stamp- perhaps there is a loved one they could write to this holiday? If not, hopefully they will be able to pass it along to someone who could use it.
Now I have these in my car, and the next time we see someone that might appreciate a Blessing Bag, we will be ready to hand them out.
I know this is a tiny gesture, but my hope is that it will help make someones day a little brighter. I hope you are inspired to do something similar!
Day 2: DIY Three Tier Tray Tutorial
Day 7: Gratitude Pumpkins
Day 10: Give Blessings Bags
Day 14: Christmas Paperwhites
Day 15: Teacher Gift in a Mason Jar
Day 16: Sleeps 'Til Christmas Countdown
Day 17: A Very Merry Christmas Home Tour
Day 18: Christmas in the Big Boy Bedroom