How To Give To Charity On a Budget – The Penny Jar Project

Reblogging Blogmas 2018.

Tea & Cake For The Soul

I came across this event set up by Martin P Foster on Facebook last year. It is a worldwide ongoing project.  You can start and finish whenever you want.

It’s such a simple way of being able to donate a little to charity without noticing that you are spending any money.   It would be wonderful if everybody could set this up in their workplace as well as their home.

The idea behind the scheme is that you

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How to Give to Charity For Free or On A Budget at Christmas

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Tea & Cake For The Soul

There are numerous charity appeals all year round but especially noticeable at Christmas. It can be difficult to choose who to support particularly when your own budget is being stretched, but here are some easy ways that you can give for free or very cheaply to help those in need:

* Give your unwanted gifts and bottles of drink to your local school or hospice for their tombola and raffle.

* If you are on O2 you can install their app and collect free gifts and food from WHSmith, Halfords and Hotel Chocolat amongst others, then donate as gifts and prizes.

* Install the Greggs app and give the free hot food and drink to a homeless person.

* Many people now give money to charity instead of sending Christmas cards. If you do this please make sure you tick the GIFT AID box where an additional 25% will be…

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11 Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers

Even in this modern digital age, I believe that giving books as gifts are still as popular as ever.  As a book lover, I think they make perfect gifts for Christmas. Who else remembers getting an annual every year with their Christmas stockings as a child? Or giving or receiving The Fireside Book, or the … Continue reading 11 Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers

Nothing Says Christmas Quite Like Elvis Presley!

Some people like minimal decorations, some go overboard. I fall into the former category in my own home, but I do like to have a wander around a good Christmas display. Read on to hear about my favourite Christmas location. My love of tat*, sunshine and all things Rock N Roll were delivered in one … Continue reading Nothing Says Christmas Quite Like Elvis Presley!

Alternative Christmas Albums

Well surprise surprise, I'm not really a fan of Christmas music! Are you seeing a theme here?  However, I do get a bit sentimental over Christmas past and certain songs will transport me right back to a time when I did enjoy the holidays. There are two essential albums for me to listen to at some … Continue reading Alternative Christmas Albums

A Miracle on Hope Street

A Miracle on Hope Street by Emma Heatherington is probably one of my favourite Christmas books ever. Ruth Ryan seemingly has it all but feels the loneliest person in the world. Yes, sound familiar? Finding out that one random act of kindness from her past altered someone's future, made Ruth take a decision that would alter … Continue reading A Miracle on Hope Street

Essential Christmas Movies

Christmas movies do something a bit strange to us all, don't they? It's a time when we will sit for hours watching the most inane rubbish that wouldn't get a look in the rest of the year. And we thoroughly enjoy it at that! But of course, there are some absolute classics that are magical … Continue reading Essential Christmas Movies