Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more

National collection week for Operation Christmas Child starts today people! I read about this cause on Want Not a few weeks ago. I’ve been kind of searching for a holiday charitable project that we could do as a family and I think this is a good one.

I also heard about Shop NOLA on NPR a few weeks ago in a rare moment when I was not listening to a cheesie Fisher Price freebie kids CD in the car. You may want to check out the New Orleans based retailers for cool holiday gift ideas and help support New Orleans revitalization at the same. Shopping that is charitable. Wahoo! It can’t get any better than that. This bracelet is very cool. And check out these chocolates. These soaps are really nice as is this awesome prayer/wish box bracelet, made by a New Orleans artist.

Here’s a holiday tip for you. Go ahead and buy your holiday card stamps online now from the post office. Believe me, you’ll thank me. I’m always foraging around my office and practically begging my co-workers for a single 39 cent stamp so the thought of standing in a long line in late December waiting to buy stamps makes me want to break out in hives.

p.s. None of these places contacted me to promote them or their cause. I just thought I’d share the link love and my online shopping addiction. And have you started your shopping yet? Nope, me neither.


  1. Amanda says:

    I really dislike shopping during Christmas. Maybe it’s my years of retail in college. People turn crazy!!!

    Give me a couple more post on shopping and I could be in the mood.

  2. Charla says:


    *runs screaming into the night day.*

  3. Anne says:

    Lily and I put a little plastic shoebox with gifts for the operation christmas child. I don’t know if she appreciated any of it since she wanted all the things inside but I figure the more we do like this, maybe she will eventually learn how important it is to give.

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