Tuesday, December 13, 2011

In The Spirit of Kindness: Children

Thinking of little ones this Christmas.

Good Monday afternoon to you! I hope that your weekend was great, and that you had a chance for some fun! And now, onto today's topic: I was quite touched when I learned of a family member's choice of corporate gifts that they will be giving for Christmas. This year, they will be giving festive red tins filled with gourmet cookies and other treats, created by a collection of some of the top chefs in the city. The most wonderful part? 100% of the proceeds will go directly to British Columbia's Children's Hospital. 100%.

All of the large tins, the time to organize and plan, the time to get together and do all of the baking—everything has been donated, and the money to purchase the tins will be going straight to the children who need our hearts and help. As we are comfortably nestled in our homes at Christmas, enjoying dinner and time with loved ones, we must remember how many children and their families spend the Christmas in hospital rooms.

This is the 6th Annual Operation Cookies for Kids fundraiser that local favorite winery Vista D'Oro has done. And after such a wonderful response in the previous years, I will certainly be keeping this in mind to pre-order for next year, as the perfect gift to give those who do not lack for lovely things, but would appreciate the heart-felt giving that comes along with purchasing these tins... and the delicious treats of course! Isn't this a beautiful idea?

Images: Lovely fashions by Anne Valérie Hash, Winter 2011 collection


  1. What a lovely Christmas gift-giving idea!!
    Stunning photos.

  2. A fantastic idea. So simple, but delicious and meaningful. I also just adore these images! How cute.

  3. Beautiful idea, Sarah. It is so nice to learn about all of the good things do for others during Christmastime.
    Have a nice evening.

  4. Perfect idea. These children are precious. Very inspiring!

  5. That is such a beautiful gesture..truly heart warming! xx meenal

  6. A wonderful idea! Thoughtful gestures that can make a huge difference.

  7. Dearest Sarah,

    Sweet kids will make one melt for this nobel cause. Wish there were far more charities like this one.
    Love to you,


  8. Oh so adorable.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week.

  9. What is not to love about this entire post, (sigh.) Dreamy, philanthropic, and childlike wonderment.

  10. How could anyone resist these darlings? Such a wonderful cause. Hope your week is humming along beautifully, Sarah! ~Happy Holidays~

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
    This Week: "Christmas in the City" with a new free gift tag!

  11. Whimsical pictures! Love them all and such a great cause.


  12. Adorable! Such fabulous faux fur pieces to match mama...gorgeous collection!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


    p.s. Giveaway on my blog- Enter to win a FREE pair of shoes!!

  13. the children are just darling in these images and what a fabulous fund raising event..

  14. How wonderful, Sarah! This is what the season's all about, isn't it?

    Love all of these photos. They're so precious.

    Hope you're having a lovely week :) xoxo

  15. Lee & Patrick are amazing people, and so are all those who contribute to make this fundraiser happen. Truly special indeed.

  16. precious photos, Sarah! wonderful to visit you


  17. Oh I absolutely love this idea. Its such a beautiful time of year because of things like this. And these photos are beyond precious.

  18. What a wonderful gesture and thought, if only more people did something like that.

    I just read a story in the Icelandic media that touched my heart. A single mother with two children, in a serious financial crisis, broke down in a shop when she realized she couldn't afford winter clothes for her daughter. This story travelled fast so now an outdoor clothing company has donated winter clothes to families in need. And that single mother has received all kinds of gifts from strangers. One of them paid all her unpaid rent and even paid rent in advantage so she doesn't have to worry about rent at all. And that person also paid all her energy bills. There was no name with that gift, just two words: Merry Christmas.

    Another single mother with a big and supportive family offered that woman and her two children to spend the holidays with her family.

    I love reading something like that ;-)

  19. A great idea and as usual, amazing photos. The girls look so stylish without ruffles, glitter and Barbie pink, what a relief ;-)!

  20. wow, now THAT is the meaning of Christmas :)

  21. Lisa: That is a wonderful story—truly touching! (I had to link to your comment on Twitter) x

  22. Sarah, thanks for the linking. And yes, I think that story has touched everyone back home.

  23. Sarah this is wonderful!
    I am a huge believer in children and do what I can to make a difference.

    What an amazing and inspiring initiative.

    Thank you.

    x Charlotta


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