As we all know, xmas is a time of giving and as fun as it can be to gift to all our loved ones, please spare a thought for those families and individuals in our community who face financial hardship.
If your reading this, you can help spread the joy in several ways-
Food donations to food banks around your communities like Salvation Army Churches & Auckland City Mission. Also most Countdown Supermarkets have food bins located near checkouts where donations can be dropped.
Gifts (New Toys for Children) again donations taken to Salvo & Mission, as well as the Kmart Wishing trees that are located at the front of the store (who work with the salvos).
Monetary donations, one off donations can be made via the websites below.
They have gift packages that can be purchased which can help individuals or families in need.
BeSomeonesAngel.co.nz (Auckland City Mission)
Even contacting your local Salvo, charities, missions and churches who work within the community and ask what they need and try to fill those gaps, be it food, money, gifts or volunteering your skills/ time.
You can be some ones angel in the communities you live in, it doesn't take huge gestures just donating what you can will help share that Holiday Joy that most of us take for granted.
Before shopping for our gift donations we contacted our local Slavo Church and found out that they were low in gifts for teen boys.
So this year, me and my sis were able to help fill that void, so hopefully no child goes without.
From the bottom of my fatty heart, I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.
You would think that this post was sponsored by Kmart with the amount of items im wearing from these peps, but im not. Im just a huge fan of simple pieces that are affordable (and when i say affordable, top and bottom was less than $20 each). Heres another attempt to broaden my horizons, away from my tight loving ways.
Unlike last year, this is a birthday spent like a teen, packed into a car cruising around Auckland, trying to find places to eat, places to pick up bits and pieces and mostly getting lost. Although i had a rough plan of how we would spend the day, like life, it didn't pan out, the hash tag of the day would have been FAILbutGoingWitDaFlow. Either way what really matters was 1-day off work and 2- spending time with loved ones, laughing all the way.
For the day, i tried something new, new to me at least, the double denim combo.
Mix in the baby pink kimono, my gifted 90s glasses and white shoes its a pale ensemble which i will be wearing again, no doubt.