Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Family Volunteer Day. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.
One of the things that I always try to teach my kids is that the holiday season is not all about the presents but about the time we get to spend with family. It is also a time for them to be grateful for everything that they have, there are people that are by themselves and don't have loved ones with them. The holiday season can be a little bit hard, but
with Family Volunteer Day held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving it is the perfect time to teach our kids how great it feels to help someone else.
Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together to support their neighbors and neighborhoods.
This year it will be held on Saturday November 19th (the Saturday before Thanksgiving)
and they will be celebrating 26 years of Family Volunteer Day which is powered by generationOn
the youth division of Points of Light, which is the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, and sponsored by The Walt Disney Company.
There are plenty of ways to celebrate Family Volunteer Day, you can find and join a community project nearby
or download a project and do it at home as a family.
You can check out all of the DIY projects here.
There are so many fun projects to pick from, they are sure to make someone smile.
I have a lot of arts and crafts materials in the house and I've always loved snail mail, therefore our family project picked was the Cheery Cards. Who doesn't love snail mail, I know it always brings a smile to my face.
Valentina is still too little to write out letters but she loves drawing and making circles and squiggles. I made sure to write the message on the card and Valentina was in charge of decorating the cards.
We were smiling (and very focused, just look at that little face of determination) and having fun as we made these Cheery cards, they will definitely be sent with lots of love.
Hope you guys will join us and help bring a smile to someone who might need it this holiday season.
Celebrate Family Volunteer Day on Saturday November 19th.
Use hashtag #FamilyVolunteerDay to follow along with others who are helping bring smiles!