the holidays are upon us

We take so much time supporting capitalism.  Sure, getting Christmas money gives me a chance to spend some money on somewhat frivolous items. The Christmas money tradition began because I am hard to give gifts to. The whole year you try to the most out of the money you do have and its never enough to cover everything you desire (sometimes not even what you need).  A budget is necessary and low-cost options are preferred.  Then, the holidays come and you have a few hundred extra to spend with the restriction that you give none of it to charity.  maybe my boyfriend has it right.

just this advent: give to charity (8 times in four weeks) – here is just a suggested plan

take a walk through the neighborhood to look at decorations

week one: think of two small concerns

  • pray for the two causes
  • donate money or time
  • find time to decorate the door or outdoor
  • be open-minded to making a small change

week two: think of two moderate concerns

  • pray for the two causes
  • donate money or time
  • write a Christmas or holiday letter
  • prepare a cards list and buy stamps

week three: give money or time to two high concerns

  • pray for the two causes
  • donate money or time
  • decorate your home
  • curl up with a holiday movie

week four: give money or time to two personal concerns

  • pray for the two causes
  • donate money or time
  • buy a few hand-selected gifts
  • make cookies, candies, or nuts

Christmastime and other holidays:

  1. pick a tradition (open the stockings)
  2. spend time with a loved one
  3. watch the Christmas parade
  4. watch the Disney special
  5. celebrate a cultural history
  6. cookie plate and snacks

About calls to action

This blog was set up as proof of the personal spiritual nature of my marriage and foundational couple beliefs. It is in no way connected to the nonprofit that follow the beginnings of this page. My calls to action are designed to clarify my husband's ministry focuses as a humanitarian.
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