5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: TO GIVE BACK

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Welcome back!

If you missed my last two posts of this series, I’ll link them here, here and here. And for today’s edition, since everybody is getting in the festive spirit (myself included), I thought I’d do a version on giving back this Christmas.

 

1. GIVE AWAY YOUR OLD CLOTHES TO CHARITY

One of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon is going through my wardrobe, and getting rid of all the things I’ve bought but never ended up wearing (don’t tell me this isn’t a good way to spend my time!). De-cluttering always leaves you feeling *red sassy girl emoji* and I always feel a bit lighter mentally too. The charity we give to as a family even sends us a letter saying how much they’ve raised out of the clothes we’ve given them.

 

2. TIP YOUR SPARE CHANGE

Whenever I’ve done a quick food shop and have lots of left-over 10 and 20p’s, I always look for a change box to pop them into it. It really annoys me when I can’t find one! The way I see it, I sure won’t miss the odd few pound here and there, and I would really like it to help out others that are in a less fortunate place than I am. This one is super easy to do, so there’s really no excuse!

 

3. TREAT A SPECIAL SOMEONE

Our auntie regularly looks after Harvey if we ever go on holiday or away, so I like to pick her up a bunch of flowers when I’m collecting him. I know it will really brighten her day, but if they don’t like flowers you can always send a card or a nice box of chocolates to let them know you really appreciate them and what they do for you. It’s kind to be kind.

 

4. SUPERMARKET SHOP

Whenever I pop to the local shop for some bits I always see the trolley donation at the front where you can pay for a few goodies at the till, and donate them to people who really need them and food banks. This is something I really want to start doing and it’s so easy too.

 

5. MAKE A CARE PACKAGE

Christmas is a tough time for some people who may not have the company we luckily do, and making a care package would be a lovely thing for someone to receive to let them know you’re thinking about them. This year my mum and stepdad have made care packages for children in other countries with a charity, which is definitely something I want to do myself next year and I think it’s such a lovely thing to make time for.

 

Will you be doing any of these this Christmas season?

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  • These are all GREAT ideas! I always tip my spare change. I clean out my closet often, too, and donate a lot of my clothes. It is such a good feeling!

    Madison http://breakfastatmadisons.com

  • Amy Eade

    I have pretty regular wardrobe clearouts and always take a bag to a charity shop, I’d quite like to find a women’s shelter to take them to this year especially as it’s christmas and I definitely have some barely worn clothes in my ‘to go’ bag at the moment!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • That’s such a good idea, I definitely need to have a Google for one near me! xx

  • Care packages sound like such lovely ideas! There are so many ways to get creative with them xx
    Liv
    livwrites.co.uk

    • I think they’re a lovely Christmas gift too 🙂

  • I think it is so important to give back, especially at this time of the year. For me, I always make sure to buy some extra toys when I am buying for my nieces and nephews and donate them!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

  • Love this post! 🙂 x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  • Those are great ideas! I’ve already donated some old clothes to charity and I’m planning to buy some food and take it to a food bank 🙂

    Roksana | http://www.beatsofbeauty.com

    • Well done, that’s so kind and generous of you! You should feel proud xxx

  • I love giving away old clothes. I think it’s so therapeutic as well as necessary to get some much needed wardrobe space!

    Abigail Alice x

  • Diana Maria

    Yes to all of these! I’m donating some of my clothes, and going to donate to food banks and help out wherever I can. I’d like to do this even when it’s not Christmas- it’s so important to give to those less fortunate. Thank you for writing about this Natalie! xx

    Sending light & love your way,

    My Lovelier Days