This post has been sponsored by World Vision. All thoughts and opinions are my own. On my Christmas Wish List? Peace and Harmony! Shop the World Vision Gift Catalog and give beautiful handcrafted gifts that give back.
Do you remember ever receiving a Christmas gift that really tugged at your heart strings? One Christmas our girls asked John and I what we wanted for Christmas. This was during their pre-teen years, and let’s just say there was a fair amount of petty arguing around our house at that time. John’s response to their question was, “Peace and harmony!”.
Much to our surprise, that year the girls convinced their grandfather to help them make an online purchase from the World Vision Gift Catalog. This took some work on their part since Grandpa didn’t trust giving out credit card info on the internet!
Christmas morning, we were presented us with a card that explained two rabbits had been purchased in our honor from World Vision. These rabbits (they would multiply) would help a family establish a way to earn money to help support themselves. “It’s the closest thing to peace and harmony we could find.” We were touched and extremely proud of their thoughtfulness. That gift remains one of my very favorites!
That’s why I am excited to share six gift ideas from the 2016 World Vision Gift Catalog and encourage you to consider World Vision as you gift shop this year. The catalog contains more than 250 poverty-fighting gifts, ranging in price from $16 to $39,000, that improve the quality of life for struggling children and families in the U.S. and around the world. Please read to the end of this post to learn how you can also enter for a chance to win these six gifts (a sample box worth $490).
Tree of Life Votive Holder – This lovely votive holder is handmade from cast-off materials. Artisans in India work hard to raise themselves out of poverty and help light the way for their children’s education. $65
Upcycled Artisanal Bowl – This stunning bowl is up-cycled from reclaimed industrial waste such as wires and metal. Artisans in India have hand bent and soldered each piece into inspirational shapes to create this artistic and elaborate bowl that is great as a decorative piece or to hold special items. $135
History’s First Coffee Blend – Citrus and chocolate pair up in this 10-ounce whole bean blend of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Sumatra Permata Gayo coffees from farmers who are overcoming poverty with their earnings. An olive wood scoop and African bag complete the package. $75
Turquoise Medallion Necklace – Handmade by families in Delhi, this brightly-beaded medallion necklace adds a bold pop of color to any outfit. $75
Royal Silk Scarf – This gorgeous silk scarf adds color to the holidays and supports the needs of children and families worldwide. The luxurious silk is woven by Vietnam’s Ma Chau villagers, who receive sustainable income through their craft. $95
Mango Wood Beaded Bracelet – One creative community on the island of Java makes these unique bracelets to help provide a sustainable income and care for their children. The artisan group is led by a mother who pours her heart into her craft. $45
The money raised from your purchase of these handcrafted gifts goes to the Where Most Needed fund, which supports a variety of WorldVision’s programs around the world. Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative. Last year alone, more than 650,000 people were helped through funds generated by the Catalog. Want to see where your money goes? Check out this video from World Vision to learn more:
To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, call 855-WV-GIFTS or visit World Vision online.
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway contest…available for shipping in the U.S. only. This giveaway will be open until November 15, when the winner will be announced. Merry Christmas!