A belated ‘Merry Christmas’ everyone!
Complements of the season to you.
Every year for the past 10 or so, we have been involved in filling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child – a charity effort to deliver Christmas gifts to those children that most deserve them (either deprived kids in the UK or mostly in developing countries around the world). Each of our four kids chooses to buy gifts with their own money and fills a box for a child of a similar age – it’s a good way to pass on just a fraction of the blessings that we have here.
This years boxes have already started reaching those children abroad, including in the Ukraine:
Isn’t that wonderful?
Samaritan’s Purse (who run the project) are still taking donations and offering the chance to build online shoeboxes to be delivered to Swaziland, so if you have some spare money and feel pulled to pass it on to those who most need it, this might be something to give towards?
Give this Christmas away…
If you’re of a certain kind, this XKCD is sure to tick the boxes
On a more serious note, I can’t believe it is already the 21st December, and there is only 4 more sleeps until Christmas. Where has this year gone?
More to the point, there’s only 6 more sleeps until presentations need to be delivered for Lotusphere 2011. To put it in the most calm way I can muster, Arrrrgggghhhhh!
Anyway, complements of the season to you all!