Have you noticed a theme to my recent posts? Holiday this, holiday that. And since I’m a Christmas junkie (cue the Jingle Bells and mistletoe) it’s just my favourite time of year to spread good will and cheer. So, consider yourself warned – lots of Ho Ho Ho! talk on the way.
And amidst the hustle and bustle of the season, there’s just something magical that happens around this time –
Canadians are kind. We help neighbours string up their Christmas lights, volunteer to wrap gifts for the elderly and bake festive cookies for co-workers.
Canadians are generous. We donate to charitable causes, collect non-perishable items for food drives and distribute a mountain of toys at local hospitals.
Canadians are jolly. We celebrate with family and friends, turn up our favourite Christmas carols and sneak a kiss (or two) under the mistletoe.
Now you may be thinking – “Lena is viewing Christmas through rose-coloured shades! What about the cranky last minute shoppers, rampant materialism and dissipation of the true meaning of the holiday?”
True. But that’s the wonderful thing about each holiday season – every year, it’s another chance to get it right. It’s another chance to make amends, do something special, empty your pockets for a good cause and see the world through the eyes of a child. It’s another chance to pay it forward.
This Christmas, I’m so pleased to join Butterball Canada in hosting a #PayitForward Holiday Twitter Party. On Wednesday, November 28th at 8:00pm EST, we’ll be chatting about all the ways you keep the holiday spirit alive and your best tips for spreading joy this season. To celebrate, we’ll be giving away six $50 Butterball Gift Certificates.
And you’ll have the chance to pay it forward.
For those lucky six individuals, you’ll also receive an additional $50 Butterball Gift Certificate to gift to anyone you please. Whether it be a co-worker with many mouths to feed; a friendly neighbour who always helps out; a local food bank or even someone in your family, here’s your chance to pay it forward with Butterball….