***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
It's that time of year, everyone! The Holiday shopping season is upon us! (At least it is if you're like me and get an early start to avoid the mad rush of frazzled, last-minute shoppers in December!)
For the 2014 Holiday season, I will be featuring tons of great gift ideas for babies, kids, men, women, pets, and even for the person who has everything. We all have some of those on our gift lists, don't we? There will even be loads and loads of chances to win many of the gifts I am featuring. How cool is that?! You can check out my 2015 Holiday Gift Guide at any time from now till Christmas. Make sure to check often, as it will be growing by the day!
Like many others during this time of year, I am excited about the Holidays. I love seeing family and friends, and of course, watching my kids' eyes light up when they open their gifts.
While this time of year is joyous, it's also important to remember that not everyone is as fortunate as we are. In many other parts of the world, families struggle for basic necessities like food, shelter, clothing, and even safe drinking water.
As a mom, I want to teach my kids not only to be grateful for all they have, but to also want to help others. So when I was asked to partner with World Vision again this year to promote their Holiday Gift Catalog, I jumped at the chance.
World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children, families, and communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We help transform the lives of the world’s poorest children and families in nearly 100 countries, including the United States, through interventions such as nutrition and safe drinking water programs, poverty relief and community development programs, disaster assistance, and more.
Their non-profit work extends assistance to all people, regardless of their religious beliefs, gender, race, or ethnic background.
World Vision has a wonderful Gift Catalog that will not only allow you to give some fantastic gifts, but also help those in need. Check out this brief video that shows how it works!
Doesn't this way of gifting sound amazing?! Not only do you get unique, handcrafted gifts, you're also helping those in need. Really, it's a win-win situation. Your purchases are also tax deductible!
We received the stunning Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace to check out for ourselves. This necklace is 46" long, and is made from several strands of intricately placed beads.
My necklace arrived quickly, and was beautifully packaged in a pretty little pouch. I just love extra little touches like that, don't you?
This necklace really is quite unique. Since it's handmade, no two will be exactly the same. Colors and beads may vary a bit, but the dominant colors will be these very rich blues and greens.
I have been wearing my Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace quite a bit lately, and have gotten loads of compliments on it. This can go well with jeans or leggings and a casual top, or it can be dressed up and worn with a nice, seasonal dress. The sky is the limit with this versatile piece!
If you're looking for a wonderful way to give back this Holiday season, I would definitely recommend checking out what the folks at World Vision have to offer. Remember, these gifts help provide people in need with things they need most like clean water, life-saving medications, food, and of course, a way to support their families and villages. It just doesn't get much better than that!
Connect With World Vision :
If you like this necklace, you'll definitely want to check out the rest of the World Vision Gift Catalog! They have something for everyone, from apparel to ornaments to toys and even coffee!
You can also check them out on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their current endeavors and promotions!
Enter to WIN :
I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive their own Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace from the generous folks at World Vision!
How cool is that?!
Simply enter on the Rafflecopter form below!
This giveaway is open to US Residents 18+ until 11:59PM on November 10, 2015. No PO Boxes. Winner will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram in any way. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. If you have any questions, please contact Brandy at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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