Christmas is by far, one of my favorite times of the year.  I love the crisp air on my face and the scent of Christmas trees.  I love steamed up windows while I bake holiday treats. I adore all the traditions of the holiday!  Most of all, I love that I am secure, loved, safe and happy. My future, my world is full of hope and promise. I want to do my part to extend these feelings to other families, especially children by partnering with World Vison’s Shine Bright the World needs you program to help spread hope this holiday season. I snapped this photo last winter and I remember feeling so blessed and thankful for my life. I want to spread that kind of love and cheer from my little corner of the web today!

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About World Vision:

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World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. World Vision says they are:

  • Reflecting God’s Love to 41 million children
  • Serving in the margins and forgotten places
  • Ministering to the poor of all races and faiths
  • Focusing on children who are the future
  • Offering a full solution to poverty

One of the ways World Vision provides solutions to poverty is through their gift catalog.

About the World Vision Gift Catalog:

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Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has given people the opportunity to better the lives of children, adults and communities in the U.S. and around the world through hundreds of gifts in all different areas of need: clean water, food, education, sexual exploitation, job training and others. In fiscal year 2016, more than 112,000 people donated more than 274,000 items from the Gift Catalog helping people around the world. To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog,  visit .

It has been a few years since I’ve seen a World Vision catalog and honestly, it was a humbling experience thumbing through the pages. Have you ever felt like you wanted to adopt of whole village of children? Perhaps, you have been called to help a certain region or country.  Flipping through a World Vision gift catalog opens up a level of kindness, compassion and hope for children all over the world. There are so many ways to plug in and help, including making a donation to their Where Most Needed Fund . When you donate to this cause, each donor can choose from different items to receive as a meaningful memento of their gift.

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I was blown away by the beauty and craftsmanship of each of the six handmade gifts I received, most especially the Heaton Hope Bracelet designed by everyone’s favorite TV mom. Patricia states “The hope bracelet reflects my personal style and keeps my World Vision sponsored child Gracious in my mind. When I met Gracious in Zambia, I saw how one act of generosity can light up an entire community. My dream is that the bracelet will ignite that fire in others.”

It certainly did in me! I love the unique, modern design of this adjustable bracelet. It’s simple, yet makes a bold statement piece. I love that’s its adjustable, so I can wear it directly on my wrist, or over a sleeve. Of special note- this bracelet provides jobs for 20 artisans in India. That is one powerful piece of jewelry! 

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The wraparound ring is a favorite of my daughter, Melissa. She was drawn to the vibrant design and pretty colors of the aqua and blue chalcedony stones. This ring was set in metal by female artisans in India.

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My husband really liked the African Soapstone box made by talented artisans who etch designs and hand dyes the finishes that showcase modern African creativity and provide a sustainable way out of poverty.  

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I was in awe of the beautiful detail on the Vietnamese tote bag. Each hand-embroidered purse is created by Vietnamese women with disabilities who, through Fair Trade principles, gain independence through their handiwork. I know just the person I want to give this tote to. 

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The delicate charm necklace spoke to me and I will happily add this beauty to my jewelry collection. Made by a gold and silver plating specialist in India, this unique necklace is so pretty; you’ll want to wear it often. 

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Last but certainly not least, this fashion forward Infinity Scarf is made by artisans in India who are trained in the loom industry to attain skills and a sustainable livelihood. I think my oldest daughter, Tera would look lovely in this scarf. 

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I thoroughly enjoyed reconnecting with the World Vision gift catalog and learning about all the ways we can help the world by giving the gift of hope. I love that I was able to gift these lovely gifts to my family, because at the end of the day, they are my most treasured gift from God. 

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I hope that you’ll join me this season and let your kindness #ShineBright because the world needs us. Please consider shopping from the World Vision Gift catalog today. 

Merry Christmas! And happy New Year!

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