I am most fortunate to work for a company that gives back to our global communities. We have an “Angel Tree” in our break room and the ornaments are paper tags with a child’s name and the items that he or she would like to receive for Christmas. The gifts will go to an orphanage in Mexico.
I selected a 16 year old girl and she requested a pair of pants, a shirt, and shoes. Although I don’t have any children, I had the best time shopping for these items. I really like the distressed jeans, the top is colorful, and the Converse sneakers are pretty cool.
Also, this whole gift giving exercise gave me the idea for turning a shopping bag into a holiday gift bag. I got home from Target and realized that I had no holiday gift bags so I decorated a shopping bag.
To me, Christmas is for children. As mentioned, I don’t have children so this was an opportunity for me to participate in meaningful gift giving. If you have the opportunity to buy a toy for a toy drive, I hope you’ll chip in and buy a toy. You will make a child smile on Christmas day.