Thursday, December 1, 2011

My Christmas List...

I have something I want to share that has been on my heart lately.  First let me make something clear, I am sharing this because it helps me to think things through, it is not for praise.  My husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I first told him I was not sure.  So I started thinking about different things but really could not come up with anything.  I am so blessed and he loves to spoil throughout the year, so my list did not amount to anything... and then I received a catalog from World Vision.  Yeah it felt like maybe that was the answer.  I told him two ducks and three chickens.  He kinda gave me that look, you know the look, where they think you have gone off the deep end.  I still liked the idea but there was this feeling of needing to do something closer to home.

Yesterday while on Pinterest I seen an idea - Blessing Bags.  You can see more information on these at this link:  KWAVS.  Maybe some of you had heard about these before but I had never seen them.  What a great idea!  Not only am I going to fix a few special Christmas ones I am going to fix some smaller ones and keep them in the car to hand out at different times.  We are always getting soaps and amenities when we stay different places and usually I give those to the Women's shelter, but this would be another great way of using them. 

My heart always goes out to the homeless especially during the Christmas season.  It would be so sad not to have a family or a home, and yes there are a lot who take advantage of people and for no better word are panhandlers, but among those if there is one person that you can help or touch or witness to isn't it worth it?

So for my Christmas List, I am going to the Dollar Store and buying a few pair of warm socks, and gloves.  Maybe some Christmas Candy, some personal items (e.g. deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash) and hopefully a small Bible and place these in a Christmas Bag.  If you have any other ideas please include them in the comments.  This my Christmas List from my hubby.

"And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?  He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise."  Luke 3:11

until next time... nel


  1. Wow, that is an awesome idea Nel!

  2. The basket with items is a great idea!

    Where I live , the emphasis is on food: both essentials( sugar, rice,oil) and goodies(wine, cookies, chocolates).

    A week or two before the High Holidays - young volunteers stand near the entrance of the supermarket, expecting customers to buy something for the needy ; the volunteers then, arrange the offerings in boxes, pack them and distribute them to people recommended by Social Welfare.

    It works quite nicely and everybody's happy about it: the givers, the recipients, the volunteers, the supermarket.

  3. It truly is a good time of year to consider those that have little or nothing. In most places, the weather is cooler/cold, and many hands & feets are feeling the effects.

    What a great idea!