Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. I cherish time with family and friends, enjoy a bounty of good food and see the holidays through the eyes of my children, who are really looking forward to Christmas, too. They love the yearly rituals and traditions we've done since they were born - decorating the house, picking out a Christmas tree, writing letters to Santa and baking cookies with their cousins.
One thing that is never far from our minds, especially at this time of year, is how much we have to be grateful for. We are blessed with an abundance of... well, everything. There will be no shortage of toys under the tree, nor will there be any hungry tummies this holiday.
But many families aren't so lucky.
So, I'm helping my kids do something about it. We've come up with a plan this year to give back over the holidays by donating a lot of the toys we received for review to charity, and also to do a few other simple things that can really make a difference, like participating in GivingTuesday, the new movement that empowers everyone to give as much - or as little - as they can. (Because every bit counts!)