Virtual Advent Tour 2012 - A little late
In any case I wanted to talk about something that is slowly becoming a part of my Christmas. About a year ago, I was looking for something to do, specifically something that I could volunteer at and it was suggested that I could help out with Help-Portrait, which was being organized locally and had been held in my town the year before. Thinking it was a good thing to do, I volunteered and I really enjoyed it.
Again this year I helped out with the registration of individuals who were getting their portraits taken. To explain what Help-Portrait is, it is a community of photographers that come together across the world to use their photography skills to give back to those in need.
We see a lot of individuals and families that come recommended from a variety of organizations that provide services to those in the community and the two years that I have done it, I have come away with a warm feeling in my heart that we have made somebody's year/life just that a little more brighter.
There are lots of ways that people chose to spend the Christmas/Holiday season to make the lives of those who are less fortunate than us, whether it be filling a shoebox for a kid in a part of the world that doesn't have a lot (Samartian's Purse) or we collect change (Salvation Army Kettles) or we help out an individual family (Christmas Bureau).
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas/Holiday season and remember to hug those who you love, even if you don't feel like it.