Amid the hustle and bustle of family gatherings, shopping for gifts, and making holiday memories, it's also so important to remember the true spirit of the season: giving in whatever way we can and showing love to others.
Why not consider giving a gift that is unique and gives back from the 2016 World Vision Catalog?
You can choose a gift that not only puts a smile on someone's face, but truly makes a difference in someone's life.
We have pooled our resources with extended family in the past to buy a gift from the catalog. It's a great way to teach our kids that Christmas isn't just about receiving, but also about giving to those who are less fortunate than they are.
The 2016 World Vision Gift 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.
The money raised from your purchase of these handcrafted gifts goes to the Where Most Needed fund, which supports a variety of World Vision’s programs.
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. More than 30 gifts in the catalog are $35 or less, including items like chickens, job training or school supplies.
Want to see where your money goes? Check out this video from World Vision to learn more:
We received a sample box of beautifully hand-crafted items from the catalog including home decor and accessories.
For the Home:
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 olivewood scoop and African bag complete the package. $75
For Your Closet:
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
I chose several pieces to give to extended family as gifts. Each piece is beautiful, but my two favorites are the Tree of Life votive holder and the Upcycled Artisanal bowl.
My camera can't pick up the candlelight glow from the votive holder well, but you can see the effect when the sunlight shines through. I love the bright color!
The upcycled artisinal bowl is perfect for holding fruit or decorative items. I love the unique shape and neutral color.
Many of these items can be used as hostess gifts at parties, teacher gifts, or for family and friends.
There are so many ways that you can make a difference this holiday season. Consider impacting a life by choosing a gift from the 2016 World Vision Gift Catalog.
To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, call 855-WV-GIFTS or you can order online:
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