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25 Days of Christmas: Giving Tuesday

Posted on: December 1, 2015

25 Days of Christmas: Giving Tuesday

This year, I am challenging myself to 25 days of posts this month, beginning today and ending on Christmas. Guess what I’m calling it? The 25 Days of Christmas! (Shocker, I’m sure. Although, I’m secretly calling it Christmas: As I Cee It.) I’m doing this partly to get me back into blogging, and partly to serve as a distraction (which I may or may not go into detail about at the end). I admit, I’m quite nervous since I can never stick to blogging. With that said, I am planning ahead and hoping for the best.

I’m very excited to start this month off with a post about giving back. This season is often about getting, winning, and buying, but it’s good to remember that giving is pretty amazing. I’ve found that the older I get, the more giving of my resources – both time and financial – mean more than getting gifts. (Though, let’s be clear, I do still enjoy presents!) Those who know me, know that I am a big fan of the Ronald McDonald House. I did not have a personal connection to this particular charity, but I found it when I was searching for somewhere to volunteer – and I’m incredibly grateful that I did. Volunteering, fundraising and attending events at the House have been some of the most fantastic and emotional times of the last couple years. I fell in love with the families and the staff, and I’m hoping to get more involved next year. I encourage you to learn more about the Ronald McDonald House and, if you’re interested, see if there’s a house near you. I’m sure they could use your help and support.

Whatever charity you are close to or currently support is sure to be running a campaign today. I hope you take a moment to give back to start off the season.

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