Christmas is less than two weeks away. Maybe you have already bought some or all of the gifts for your children. Or maybe you’re one of those last minute shoppers and haven’t even begun. Either way, you are probably wondering where all the new gifts and toys are going to go when there are already so many other items and toys filling the house.
If you are in this dilemma with too many things then feel fortunate and count your blessings. There are so many families today that are struggling. There are also many children who know they may not get much or even anything for Christmas.
Now is a good time to go through some of the old toys, clothes, and other items that are outgrown or not used but are still in real good shape. Donate them to a local charity, women’s shelter, or homeless shelter. Many churches and synagogues have new or slightly used toy and clothing drives also.
You’ll be sharing your abundance with those less fortunate. You’ll be making their Christmas special. Be sure to include your children in the decluttering of their items so they can learn how good it feels to bless others. After all, isn’t that what the spirit of the season is all about!