#givingtuesday (a few days late and all month long)

christmas 1999 / elizabethcraneswartz.comthe ho-ho-holidays are upon us and while I'm gifting the usual suspects I'm really looking forward to giving in new ways and amping up our family's kindness factor. this year, wayfair has challenged bloggers to #blogitforward and I think it's a genius idea. we started last weekend by collecting our unworn winter coats and dropped them off at our local anton's cleaners for their annual coat drive so they can go to kids and adults to keep them warm this winter. each year my parents and I donate in each others names in lieu of giving gifts and one of our favorites is donating to globe santa - a charitable organization delivering holiday gifts to children in need since 1956 through the boston globe newspaper - and it's always a thrill for them to find their name in the globe santa roll call in the paper.

and this year I've adopted my mother's holiday habit of picking up a few dunkin donut gift cards. she carries them in her purse so she can offer them to the homeless while she's running errands around the city.

so here's the deal - wayfair is challenging bloggers to #blogitforward all month long (until december 31!) and for every blog with the #blogitforward badge (it’s on the right in my sidebar), wayfair will donate $50 to habitat to humanity! you can grab a badge for your blog here. so how will you accept the challenge?

PS need some other ideas? wayfair's got you covered: