Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Giving

This year, my little husband and I decided that our family (and a couple of friends like family) didn't really "need" anything for Christmas and all of the kids are grown up, so when we came into a little money early in November, we decided to use it to support one of our favorite charities - Heifer (
Go look and see what they do.
We sent llamas, goats, sheep, rabbits, pigs, bees, trees, chickens, ducks and geese in the name of someone in our family...and then, I made them an ornament to hang on their tree to remember.  See?  They did get a little something.

Each of them got a special card from Heifer and we wrote inside:
Somewhere in the world a family is taking their first steps out of poverty, thanks to the gift of a goat
(or whatever animal they "gave")
that has been given in your name.

Look at that sweet llama eye....

We felt good about giving this year.  Giving and helping and proud of our family who was happy to be a part of it all. 
Peace on the Earth...Goodwill to all.


Melissa Plank said...

Awesome giving all around!!!

K said...

Oh, Donna - I've wanted to do that for a long time. But you actually did it. The ornaments are great, great, great - I tell you what - send me an ornament like that next year, and I'll play it for you at the game. Your designs are, as usual, whimsical and charming and really, really good. And their little face poking through the card? I kiss my fingertips at that in a very French manner. The llama eye - so very nice.

W-S Wanderings said...

So beautiful, Donna. Full of whimsy AND meaning. Perfect. THAT is the way to give a gift. A living gift.


Donna said...

*Thanks, Melissa. It felt good this year...not just giving to be giving.
** Kristen...that is an EXCELLENT idea! I think a llama would be best. My last llama was really really cute.
***WSW, a living gift, a gift of life, that's waht Christmas is to be about and we finally got it figured out for us. Finally.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Heiffer International is a great way of helping people!!