Guest Blog: The Reason for the Season

by Sandra Fathi on December 23, 2008

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This guest blog comes from Katie Safrey.
Affect Strategies Gives Back
There’s something about the Holiday season that inspires all of us to give more.  Whether that means finding the perfect gift for a loved one, taking time from your hectic schedule to be with family, or volunteering at a soup kitchen; there is warm feeling that goes hand in hand with making someone else feel good.

This year, Affect Strategies participated in the USPSBe an Elf Program.  This program allows needy children to write letters to Santa, which are then directed to participating post offices.  Good Samaritans pick up the letters and send gifts directly to the children, their siblings and parents.  As an agency, we sent gifts to 10 families and were able to provide these families with much needed clothes, shoes and toys.  It was such a rewarding experience to come out from behind our desks to pick out great gifts for those that are less fortunate.

The holidays are a busy time for everyone.  It can be hard to take a step back and remember what the season is really about.  Bringing joy and happiness to others is a great way to remind yourself that there is always so much to be thankful for; even in times like these.

The Affect team would like to wish you a happy, healthy Holiday and New Year!

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Dale Fletcher 12.30.08 at 2:30 pm

Katie,

Thanks for your nice blog post on “The Reason for the Season.” The holiday season is a time to give. It’s especially the time to remember that at Christmas, we celebrate the most perfect gift that the world has ever received.

God gave us His Son, Jesus, as a gift because He loves us all. It’s the best gift that anyone can receive…. and remembering this at Christmas is what God would want us to do I think. It’s only because God gave us the best gift of all – His love.

So, keep spreading love around not only during the Holidays, but all year long!

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