Christmas is my favorite time of the year. People are extra hopeful and joyful. People are generally more giving during this season too, not to with giving gifts to friends and family but also giving to charity. I think it is because we all take a moment to stop and think about all we have in our lives to be thankful. Then we realize that many people across the globe don’t have it as good.
Giving to charity is a way we can bless others. In fact, 95% of all households give to some form of charity. We are a socially responsible society when it comes right down to it. We want to make a difference.
This Christmas, I encourage you to give gifts that will help improve the lives of children and families that are struggling in the United States and those in poverty around the world with World Vision.
This is a sponsored post for World Vision, all opinions are my own.
Handcrafted Christmas Gifts that Make a Difference
We are always looking for unique, special gifts for our friends and family. By shopping the 2015 World Vision Gift Catalog, we can give handcrafted gifts that are unlike anything in ordinary stores. Not only are the fits unique, but your donation/payment benefits the lives of children and families living in poverty across the globe.
Choose from over 250 gifts that range from $16-$39,000 including items like jewelry, coffee, ornaments, tote bags, scarfs, home decor, and more.
Here are a few of my favorite items from the 2015 World Vision Catalog.
The Hand-carved Wooden Serving Spoons are sure to be a conversational piece every time. They are hand-carved from olive wood in Kenya.
The Prosperity Cinnamon Box is perfect for the baker on your list. It homes Vietnam’s renowned sweet cinnamon, perfect for flavoring desserts and drinks this holiday season. The cinnamon comes in a gorgeous box carved from cinnamon bark.
Give coffee lovers something new to savor – rich and delicious citrus and chocolate coffee from Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Sumatra Permata Gayo with History’s First Coffee Blend.
Gift this extraordinary Fair-Trade Wire Bowl made of reclaimed and up-cycled industrial waste wires and metal. It is sure to please anyone on your gift list as a decorative piece with a purpose to add to their home decor.
Buy a Goat for Christmas
Yes, you can even buy a goat for Christmas! What?! Not for you, but for vulnerable children living in poverty around the world. Goats and other animals like chickens, ducks, and rabbits not only provide children and families nutrition and a way out of poverty.
My family decided a few years ago to forgo a couple gifts each so that we could use that money to buy a goat, chickens, or other items to help those in poverty through World Vision. Last year, we gave a goat and chickens. This year, we decided on chickens, ducks, and a fishing kit.
The way my kids flip through the World Vision catalog is very much the same as a toy catalog! They can’t wait to pick out the perfect gift that will do the most good for children in another country. They each decide how much of their own money to give as well. It is humbling to see children give generously of their own piggy-bank money to help others.
Want to know what happens when your family gives a goat for Christmas? Watch this video to follow the journey of the Christmas Goat!
Christmas Gifts that Make a Difference
Whether you choose to buy beautiful, handcrafted gifts that benefit poverty stricken families or if you decide to give a goat to those families, you will feel amazing knowing that you these gifts truly make a difference in the lives of those that need it most through World Vision.
May God bless you and your family for your generosity.