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Monday, December 10, 2012

Giftcard Giveaway Hop 12/11/12 - 12/17/12

Welcome to the Gift Card Giveaway Hop. Big thanks to I am a reader, not a writer and Sweeping Me for hosting this fun-tastic giveaway. a Rafflecopter giveaway As always, this is a hop! So hop along for more exciting giveaways!

88 comments:

Kirsten! said...

Remind them how happy they are when they get something.

Thanks for the giveaway!

zapkode.marie said...

I tell them it is nicer to give then recieve. I think that it is important for them to understand that sometimes giving someone something gives you a nicer feeling then being the one getting something. :)

Janet W. said...

I explain to my grandsons that giving makes you feel good and you want to make others feel good, too!

Janet W. said...

I explain to my grandsons that giving makes you feel good and you want to make others feel good, too!

Nancy said...

We would make gifts together so the giving was extra special!

Nancy
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Suz said...

I remind them of how great it feels to receive a gift and wouldn't they like to make someone else feel that great feeling too. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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Dovile said...

I don't have children, but if I had, I'd teach them by example.

Tiffany Drew said...

We always have them pick out a star from the toy drive to each buy a gift for a child in need.

CMash said...

My kids are now adults and always made it fun trying to pick out gifts for others.
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mariehahn13 said...

We don't ever have to really encourage our daughter to give gifts. She's always been so generous, and it's always been my firm belief that children are influenced by example. When they see their parents being generous and giving, they naturally will do the same :)

Thank you for an awesome giveaway!

Marie
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Tina B said...

We like to donate money (when we can), to a variety of charities at local stores or people out on the street.
Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
I hope you have a happy holiday!

Kindlemom said...

As a family we each pick up a gift for another child or family member and pick a charity (Toys for Tots of Load the Bus) each year and donate it. The kids get really excited about it and have a great time!

We also go through all our old clothes and toys this time each year and donate them as well.

Joella said...

I encourage my children to pay attention to what their family & friends talk about so that when it comes time to give a gift they might be able to give something that they know that specific person really wants or would enjoy.

Christina Fiorelli said...

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I don't have kids but I tell my friends' kids to make something as a gift:)

Bookie Bee said...

I dont have a child so I cant say from experience. But if I did, I would probably tell them that "What we sow, we reap"...so if you want to get good gifts, start giving them! :)

Jillyn said...

I don't have kids. Thanks for the giveaway.

The Romanceaholic said...

I try to teach my children to give from the heart. They put away a little bit from their allowance each year throughout the year, and in December, they get to pick out an angel from the Angel Tree to shop for :)

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Encourage that it is better to give than recieve!

Cordelia Fitzgerald said...

Nice words, act kindly to others, share their NEW things with others less fortunate!

BLHmistress said...

Honestly I don't have to encourage my son, he loves to give to everyone at Christmas.

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Heather said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Gift giving is the best part of the holiday for me.

Munnaza said...

Thanks so much for this giveaway! I love when people give books, specially when it's something thoughtful, and I encourage that in gift giving, no matter whom it's for.

Nay Nay said...

I talk to them about how much they like to receive gifts and explain that everyone loves to receive gifts, so they should also give a gift. It doesn't have to be store bought, It can be hand made and the recipient will love it because they took the time to make something just for them.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
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DoingDewey said...

I don't actually have kids :)

Stephanie said...

I don't have kids yet, but I would pay for the gift and let them pick something out that they think the person would like. I would tell them to think about how excited that other person would be.

Crazylicious85 said...

I don't have children, but if I did I think letting them pick out gifts for others is a good way to promote gift giving.

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Cheryl said...

Compassion

Sandra said...

I don't have any children, but I have a younger brother and I tell him to remember we have a lot more than others can say. A warm home, food, even luxury items like games so it's important to remember others don't have the same and, thus, give some :)

Thanks!

Jyl22075 said...

I don't have any children, but I know my mother taught us that giving a gift that makes someone happy is always better than receiving a gift.

Cassandra! :D said...

I am the child...but I've always just kind of given gifts :)

nurmawati djuhawan said...

maybe i will tell them...giving is better than receiving :)

Ellen Thompson said...

We always try to adopt an angel tree child at Christmas so the kids can see that it is good to get things for others.

LadyVampire2u said...

I dont have any children of my own right now but I do encourage my young cousins and such to give away books and or share them by reminding them how much they enjoyed reading the story and how much better it would be to share that fun with a friend.

Henry Circle said...

I have been reading to my kid since she was in utero! We go to the .library twice a week, and she gets books for very birthday and holiday. It's always been a part of her life so she finds comfort and pleasure in reading

Carol N Wong said...

One idea is to let the child have a certain amount to spend and then let him or her pick it out.

Jody said...

I like for my kids to give a personal gift if it is someone we know well--like a favorite thing. But I always have them write their own greetings to the person.

Marianne Arkins said...

My daughter's super crafty, so she always gives homemade gifts.

Eva said...

Read to them early and often -- this is what my mom did and I love to read now as does my brother!

CrystalGB said...

Tell them how fortunate they and tell them to help someone less fortunate than themselves.

jwhitus said...

My kids are generous to other more than to each other so I encourage them to give a gift to each other.

Jolene and Family said...

Remind them how it feels when they give a gift and how more amazing it feels to give a gift knowing your giving that feeling to someone else

Jolene A

Velvet Hubler said...

We buy a gift at a store and donate it

~April~ said...

My little one is to small to know either way. But in our family we all give a lot, so she will be raised to give.

jodi lasher said...

I try to explain to my kids that their are other children out there that dont have what they have.. That kinda makes them wanna give.. Thanks for the giveaway

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

That sharing makes others happy :)
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Mary Preston said...

I lead by example. I love buying & giving gifts.

clc408 said...

When my kids were small, I used to talk to them about those who were less fortunate and encourage them to help.

abfantom said...

We encourage our daughter to gift by being a good example to her.

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jen said...

I don' necessarily do anything specific to encourage gift giving. I hope that they are able to see the joy it gives me and others when I give gifts. To me being an example, showing them instead of telling them is a much more powerful lesson.

CindyWindy2003 said...

teach them how to wrap presents, donate toys, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rabid Fox said...

No kids. But I just impress on my niece that sharing is the right thing to do with her friends.

Juana said...

I have no kids, but if I did I would set the example so they could see it's fun making someone happy without expecting a gift in return.

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scott wilcox said...

My daughter is grown now but I hope I instilled giving into her. I always encouraged her to share with the less fortunate as she was an only child and received pretty much everything she wanted. I tried showing her compassion for others mostly.

Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and the great giveaway.

Merry Christmas,
Marlena
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Megan Parsons said...

I give my kids a little cash to buy for others!

Cassandra said...

I have no kids so that's no problem yet lol
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Barbara Montag said...

We have a family night designated to talking about gift giving.
Who's on the list - what they might like.
Thank you.

Kristen said...

This time of year we always pick an ornament off the giving tree and buy a gift for a local child in need.

Kimberly Lazor said...

I try to set the example by giving. Tonight, we went shopping for them to get a little gift for them to give to their best friends (which was their idea, and they used their own money). While there, I shopped for two toys for them to take to their dance class, to give to the Toys for Tots-which the dance studio asked us to give instead of gifts to the dance instructors. On the way out, I gave to the Salvation Army Santa. It makes me feel good to give when I can, and kids learn what they live. thanks!

sweepmom said...

Yes, we encourage our boys to give gifts to their grandparents and other special people in their lives. They get to choose the gift within a certain budget.

Abby said...

No kids yet sorry. But I'd teach them to give to the needy. And also to donate old toys and books and clothes to organizations!

Thanks

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Kristin@BloodSweatandBooks said...

You know I guess they've just always seen us give and they picked it up. I've never had to really say you have to give as well as receive.

Kaci Verdun said...

When I have children, i'd encourage them that giving something to someone means kindness and you're bring joy and happiness to someone else and it's always good to give those who may not have alot.

Maureen said...

My kids have always enjoyed giving gifts. We had programs in our church and in their elementary school that had the children collect gifts to give to those less fortunate.

Alina said...

Maybe, remind them how they felt when they receive a gift and hope they feel like doing that for someone they care about.
Thanks for the chance and Happy Holidays!

Pat said...

My kids and I always picked a child from the Angel Tree at the mall and went shopping for them. Each kid got to pick a present by themselves and then we group-shopped for a few more. They loved it then and continued the tradition as grown-ups.
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Elisquared said...

Well I don't have children, but if I did, I'd want them to think about how happy they are when they get a present, and how wonderful it would be to give those feelings to someone else!

Thank you for the giveaway!

Brenda Callahan said...

i taught my kids from early age to think about the person, and what they like... and then decide what they would like to do for that person

Ruth Reynolds said...

I have my kids give something of theirs to the goodwill or to a needy friend. they enjoy knowing they did something good.

Sherry said...

I tell them to give a little bit of their time and help someone out when they can.

Savingwith Saveone said...

I think a great way to get kids into giving gifts is to remind them how happy they are when they receive a gift.
chavonne h.

Tabathia said...

They volunteer and with a younger sister who has a compromised immune system they need no encouragement to gift to those in need because of what others do for their sister

Jackie said...

I take them shopping so they can buy gifts for the family. We also donate new toys to toy drives.

Tracy said...

I am blessed to have a 7 y/o that needs no encouragement in that department. She is a naturally gracious child. Giving up her "snack money" at school so that her friends can have it instead of her is almost a daily occurrence.
Tracy Awalt Juliano

Lisa R said...

I usually don't have to encourage her, she's a giving person

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crystalf said...

My girls would give anything they have to someone else. They are just that type of person. I don't think that I had anything to do with it either. It was all done by God's hand. Thank you!
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Jessica said...

Receiving a gift is always fun, but what do you do to encourage your child(ren) to give a gift?


I don't have children but I allways donate money to salvation army.

Heidi Schuster said...

shop for a toy to donate to the Toys for Tots box.

Erika said...

Tell them to be kind to others and share.

michedt said...

I don't have any children, but if I did I believe that they learn by example, so if I'm doing it, they'll want to.

elin said...

something homemade because it is one of a kind

~Kelly said...

I tell them that they can give the gift of a picture or something they made themself.

Lisa Vazquezanzua said...

When a TV show is on and there are kids that live in third world countries or here in the US and don't have anything I make them watch it and I talk to them about what they don't have and what they have and should be very thankful for what they have so when Christmas time comes around and at Walmart there is a Christmas tree with papers for donations my kids actually want to help kids that don't have anything. And I love when they want to help other people.

Tracy Allen said...

I encourage them to really think about what that person would like or need. The other day, my niece chose a dayplanner for her busy mom after considering earrings and gloves - the planner is what she could really use
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CBarton said...

We have on more than one occasion donated items to those who needed them more. We have adopted "Angel Tree" families for Christmas and sent money for a good cause....always with the explanation as to why "are we giving them money". I hope my son will always be as giving as he is right now. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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Kim (Randominities) said...

To help my daughter pick out presents, we go on amazon.com together.

Gretchen said...

Every year we would take an angel from the giving tree at our mall and spend the day shopping for another child. My daughter now does this with her two kids.

Christy Maurer said...

My children are really very giving naturally. They love giving their friend's gifts!

Cayce said...

I have no children...but maybe saying: "in order to receive you must first give" :)

Happy Holidays!


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