Monday, 1 December 2008

The Green Christmas Guide # 1 - give unwanted gifts to charity

Before we start the hustle and bustle of Christmas we always have a clear out. We sort out broken toys, unwanted toys that are never played with and new toys that have never been played with or given. To make space for new things and most importantly to instill a sense of 'giving' at Christmas time.

We clean and mend old toys to take to a local charity shop and we make Christmas shoe boxes {above} to send to less fortunate children packed with new toys.

It was my friend Gina who got me started with the shoebox thing as it is such a lovely thing to do and great tradition to start the festivities with. Look here for more information http://www.smileinternational.org/christmas-shoeboxes.htm.

1 comment:

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