Somehow, despite publishing our call for cards the day after Thanksgiving, we didn’t get lost in the shuffle of Small Business Saturday or the upcoming December holiday season. In fact, it’s fair to say that you heard our call loud and clear.
As someone who appreciates good, old-fashioned snail mail (I’ve even published an ode to the hand-written thank you note), I am excited to announce that Waypoint Writing is embarking on a charitable campaign that requires envelopes, postage stamps, and actual handwriting.
To celebrate the season and give back in a way that represents my love of words, messages, and meaningful communication, Waypoint Writing will send holiday cards to kids who are stuck spending the holidays in hospitals around the country via the Cards for Hospitalized Kids campaign.
Instead of making this an individual endeavor, I am extending an invitation to you, your kids, your friends, colleagues, artistically-inclined associates, whoever you think might want to make a card to brighten the holiday season for a sick child.
One of the constant challenges facing small business owners, especially around the holiday season, is the reality of restricted budgets. Sure, we’d love to have the funds to get really festive and celebrate our clients and colleagues, but the bottom line is not always bountiful. However, you can resist the Scrooge-like stance. It is possible to give back and still celebrate your clients this season through charitable giving.
Like most holidays or days of note, #GivingTuesday snuck up on me. I realized it only yesterday after a friend posted about her favorite charity on Facebook. At the moment, I’m in the process of exploring in no particular order or reason, Tim Ferriss’ latest book, Tribe of Mentors. Having read Ferriss’ Tools of Titans, I picked up his latest work on a mad-dash trip to Barnes and Noble last Sunday in pursuit of gift cards for a celebration Monday night. See what I mean? Important dates creep up on me – my old school desk calendar with a thousand scribbled reminders, notwithstanding.