It’s hard to believe that with November already half over (seriously, HALF OVER!) Christmas is just around the corner. Stores are filling up with all things red, green and sparkly, houses slowly being covered in
tacky & obnoxious lovely lights & talk of Christmas pagents around the dinner table.
It’s a time of year that holds joy, memories, laughter and family, it’s one of my favourites. I love the music, the emotions, the traditions (the cookies) and now that I’m a mother, the opportunity to teach our girls about the Spirit of giving.
Each year as we wade our way into the Christmas season Corey and I spend a great deal of time trying to ward off the “Gimmies” and promote the “Givies”. We want our girls’ desire to give to others to be greater than their desire to receive, most of all we want them to understand that Christmas isn’t at all about the gifts under the tree but the people around it and the gift that God’s given in Jesus’ birth.
As they get older the lessons are beginning to sink in for them and some of the traditions we’ve set in place are starting to make sense. Every year I organize a food drive for the company I work for. It’s a wonderful event that never ceases to bring tears to my eyes as I watch mountains of food be unloaded for those who’s tummies are hungry. Being that Bethany & Audrey come to work with me, they’ve been able to experience the joy of giving through these Food drives each year. From the invitations in the mail, to the pick ups at each business, to the doors of the Food bank our girls see the good that comes from people. They see the blessings in the bags of groceries and they’re learning that the tears in the eyes of their Momma & their Grammy are tears of thankfulness and blessing. They’re learning that giving strikes deep into the core of who you are and can be such a great joy!
This year, we have another great giving opportunity from our friends at Lego!
This year Lego Duplo is showcasing 8 of the hottest toys for the holidays and they want to give 1 lucky Our Family Stone reader the opportunity to win their favourites!
Here’s how you win:
1. Take a look at the image below, see those 8 amazing Lego Duplo sets? Look at them carefully, think hard about who you know that might LOVE a chance to play with them.
2. Leave me a comment telling me which 4 Lego Duplo Sets you like to win and why!
3. The winner will receive those exact 4 sets, mailed to them before the holidays, prewrapped!! (They thought of everything!)
That’s it! It’s that simple. Check them out, leave a comment and cross your fingers! Then think about who you’re going to share that awesome Lego goodness with!
Contest details: This contest is open to residents of CANADA only, it will close November 20th 2013 and the winner will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. This giveaway is time sensitive in order for you to receive your products on time and it’s super important I receive your information right away :). Also keep in mind you’re free to enter across multiple blogs for this contest but may only claim 1 prize!Disclosure: I am a LEGO DUPLO Play Agent and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own