There are a lot of ways to be charitable this Christmas. We can give money, donate our time, contribute products or simply provide companionship.
Whether it's putting a gift under a giving tree, donating money to a worthwhile organisation, spending time volunteering for a local charity, or inviting an extra guest to Christmas lunch who may not have family. There are so many ways to give.
One of the popular initiatives this year is the Share the Dignity #itsinthebag initiative, providing handbags for women who might need a pick me up and who may not have access to womanly essentials in life.
I was so excited by this initiative when Amy from Handbag Mafia first mentioned it. Seeing so many other bloggers, friends and businesses get on board has warmed my heart.
The reason is that last year I actually loaded up a handbag with female essentials and wanted to give it to a homeless woman I'd seen in Sydney. When it came time to hand it to her I got nervous that I might offend her and so I walked away. Knowing there is a charity that has the networks, the guidance and the etiquette with this sort of thing has come as a relief.
|My #itsinthebag contribution|
NB: Including food is not recommended but I still added mints because it's something you'll always find in my handbag.
Acts of kindness are such great positive energy activators which can have a flow on effect to extend well beyond the original charitable action.
Being charitable is a great way to Love Life.
What are you Lovin' about Life this week?
Did you get involved in #itsinthebag?
What charity ideas do you have in the lead up to Christmas?
For my Canberra readers, Kristy from Sash and Belle handbags is donating some of her last season handbag line to the #itsinthebag campaign. You can donate to help fill these bags by buying some thoughtful essentials and extra beauty items and taking them to Supabarn in Crace,
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