Christmas means many things to many people, but I think at the heart of it all is giving – God’s gift of His Son to us and our opportunities to bless others.
I love that my youngest says that Christmas is her favorite holiday because she gets to spend time with family – our immediate family; three sets of grandparents; aunts, uncles, and cousins; and our church family. Sure, she loves the gifts, too, but she consistently names time with family as the reason Christmas is her favorite.
One of our best Christmases was two years ago when our church did a “You got served” campaign. The whole goal of the campaign was to serve others – it was basically a church-wide random acts of kindness thing. It was so cool to hear what others were doing to bless friends, relatives, and total strangers.
Even more cool was hearing the reactions of those who were being blessed.
That’s why I hope you’ll enjoy this little giveaway that iHomeschool Network has put together.
It’s this time of year – when we are more focused on blessing others than we are any other time of year – that a little extra cash could be so helpful. That’s why a whole slew of bloggers have partnered to give you a chance to win one of $1100 in prizes. Two readers will win $250 in cash! The entire list of prizes can be viewed on the Rafflecopter widget at the close of this post. (RSS feed and email readers will need to click through to view the widget.)
What would you do with an extra $250?
You must leave a comment to enter, but only one comment is needed on any of the participating blogs. You do not have to comment on each blog.
Thanks to the following bloggers for helping to create such a great giveaway:
Updated 11/26/2012: This giveaway is now closed. Winners have been emailed. A complete list of winners can be found here.
Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.