From the first mention, one idea that stood out to me was the World Vision idea. I love the thought of giving a gift that benefits someone who really needs it. And the thought of teaching selflessness and generosity in the process.
But after a bit of internet research, well, I recommend doing some investigating of your own before going through World Vision to give a Christmas gift.
I really hate it when a few apples spoil the whole bunch.
Okay, done with the yucky stuff…
Onto the winner!
Here’s an idea I think is fun for the whole family. At least for my whole family.
‘Cuz we love us some popcorn.
And I just read that microwave popcorn is actually unhealthy. Something about the lining of the bag disintegrating into the popcorn.
One more reason why this is such a great idea.
I think this is another great idea. So I’m mentioning it, as an honorable mention.
A devotional for boys or girls, based on their age.
We have done devotionals with our children and have found it to be time incredibly well spent. As their parents, if we don’t mentor them, spend time with them and teach them about the world, someone else will.
And, just because we had one and I know how stinkin’ fun these are, here is another honorable mention.
Of course, mine was homemade. And not nearly as safe. Or well built.
I do not recommend making one yourself.
Your oldest daughter might just agree to be the guinea pig for said homemade zipline’s maiden run. And end up falling 12 feet onto her hiney.
Thus igniting uproarious laughter from her mother.
And that’s not good.
Unless you’re the mom and you still laugh at the thought of it. (I love you, Tori :))
So there you go! Congratulations to Sara at Football and Fried Rice for some truly fantastic ideas. Girl, if you didn’t win a gift card for best idea, you’d have deserved a nod for best shopper 🙂
I can’t speak of how wonderful they are, yet, but I am grateful for all the wonderful ideas that been generated by the compilation of Christmas List 2009. It’s definitely made my shopping a whole lot easier!