Well, technically, they never really disappeared as you can order all year long, but…
Last year I wrote a blog post on “Christmas and Compassion“. If you didn’t read it then (or can’t remember that far back), I suggest you read it again, especially these two paragraphs…
A few years ago, we decided in our extended family, that we had WAY too much, and so we decided that we would all shop for ONE gift for the person whose name we’d drawn the previous Christmas. That one gift would be purchased at a second hand store (like Value Village, or the Thrift Store, or something like that) and that the money that we WOULD HAVE spent on that gift had we bought it new would be donated to Compassion for a special project. This year we’ve decided to completely be done with individual gifts (we already have too much anyway — see a post coming soon on cleaning house!) and have decided to donate it ALL to Compassion.
If you think you’d like to do something like that, then I strongly suggest you check out Compassions “Gifts of Compassion” site where you can buy a soccer ball for $10, or a goat for $45, or even a kitchen for $3000. Do you really need the extended edition of Avatar on BluRay, or Season 23 of The Office to line your shelves? Wouldn’t it be better to give something to someone who really needs it? Or, if you don’t already sponsor a Compassion kid, why not start today!!
Well, Christmas is once again approaching, and I bet you are starting to think of all the stuff you want. But there are countless kids around the world that would love to have just something like fresh drinking water, or a good meal, or a chicken for eggs for Christmas.
There are now 7 billion people in the world. Most of which have FAR less than you do. Why not give even a little of what you have to a child in need through Compassion Canada’s “Gift of Compassion” program (for readers outside Canada use this link). Or, why not sponsor a child through Compassion Canada or Compassion International today and give a child the best Christmas present they could ever ask for.