From Christmas markets and ice skating rinks, to pumpkin spice lattes and festive events, there are so many magical things to do during the holiday season.
Christmas in London is certainly different to Christmas in Australia. I’ve gone from outdoor barbecues and swimming in the pool to sipping hot chocolate under a warm winter blanket. No complaints from me though, I’m absolutely loving it! One thing that remains the same, regardless of the country I’m in, is my annual tradition of buying presents for those less fortunate. Everybody needs a little something at Christmas and it just warms my heart knowing that my gift will turn someone’s Christmas from ordinary to extraordinary.
This year I’ve chosen Samaritans Purse, and their ‘Operation Christmas Child’ appeal. It’s amazing to think that on Christmas Day, some child, someone in the world, will be filled with excitement when they open this gift. And the process was so easy!
You can either visit the Samaritans Purse website and purchase a prepacked shoe box to send, or you can pack your own. I wanted to hand select my items so I chose to pack my own. All I had to do was buy my items, wrap my shoe boxes in festive wrapping paper, attach the appropriate boy/girl label and mark the age, fill my shoe boxes, make a £5 online donation to cover the cost of postage, print out my unique bar code and put it inside the boxes and then drop the boxes off at a local drop off center.
And it was as simple as that! I can’t wait to find out where in the world my shoe boxes end up. If you want to be part of Operation Christmas Child and make someone’s Christmas extra special, just click here to find out more.