Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tis the Reason for the Season

Time for Family!
Young and Old!

What do people do at a typical family gathering?

Play games.
Play musical instruments.
Others reminisce.
Some stay up till 2:00 am.
Create a family trivia game.
Award the winner of the most accurate weather prediction.
Each year we have people make an early prediction of the weather.
Then we have a non-biased nephew add up the results and announce the winner.

This year we tried something different and unusual.
Instead of bringing a $15 gift....we made a unanimous decision to donate
to a charitable organization, World Vision.
You do the math. Thirty people.
We were well up and above in achieving our goals.
Then we posted the World Vision site on our TV screen,
and watched young and old choose their gifts for World Vision.
You too, may be interested in supporting an organization this year.

Isn't that the Reason for the Season?
You too, can make a difference.


  1. Just caught up on your latest posts before I head out to work! You're much busier than I am! Be grateful you can still do it all! Blessings at Christmas to you and yours.

  2. And a good time was had by all!

    I love your idea of everyone picking out their gift right then and there...through World Vision.

    Did you have a new winner in the weatherman contest this year?

  3. You make the most of your time together! I can imagine chosing chickens,goats or special training packages would have been fun to do together. Gifts that will last much longer than the $15 coffee or Itunes card. Thank you for sharing ...
    We had a similar family gathering yesterday ... ages 8 months to 76 years old... and I forgot the camera ..

  4. We donated goats and other sustainable long term gifts at World Concern. Your gathering looked fabulous Marg! Love the trivia idea...

  5. What a wonderful family time! I too loved the idea of picking your gift from World Vision. Christmas should be about giving as that's how it began - with God's precious gift to makind.

  6. Hi Marg!

    Your family gathering looks so happy and festive..and all that delicious food...wow!

    I received the World Vision brochure in the mail this year and was intrigued by their wonderful mission to supply animals to needy families. I think that is a fabulous idea to pool gift money into a cause such as theirs. I am going to add them to the charities we donate to each year!

    Merry and blessing full Christmas to you and your family and a happy healthy 2011!

  7. What an absolutely wonderful idea Marg .. It looks like you all had such a good time. .sharing your love with each other and those in need.

  8. Thanks for sharing! It looks like everyone had a great time. That is a wonderful idea about contributing to World Vision. The food looks good too!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!


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