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The 25 Days of Christmas: 9. Giving

I nearly didn’t get to it! What a day. I had this image in my mind this morning and only managed just now to nip out at snap it with my phone. Thank goodness for Snapseed.


Help to make someone else’s New Year dreams come true.

A couple of years ago I decided to start a new family tradition. Every year we would donate $25 to KIVA.org. Kiva is a charity that loans donated money to people living in poverty who are trying to help better their situation. As a family at Christmas we sit down and read through the profiles of people needing a loan then loan them the money. Every year the money is given and is repaid. Then we loan the money to someone new. We could as easily ask for the money to be given back into our account, but we don’t need it at the moment and I like to think that as we continue to give we can help more and more people.

If you have ever thought about giving to a charity I recommend checking it out. There is nothing like the gift of helping someone help themself because it will keep on giving long after our $25 is gone.

How KIVA works

You can check out KIVA through this link.

The Christmas List: 16. giving

Hmmm, my husband had a bag of 50+ wrapped bubbles for his students. These were left over. Behold the wonders of tungsten light accentuated by yellow walls and a yellow ikea bag! Bleurgh! I love yellow generally so I am adding a different yellow photo to restore your faith in yellow generally, haha.

Bad yellow


Good yellow


And another to truly get the first image out of your mind.