Can you believe Christmas is literally around the corner??? [insert the shocked emoji]. I am super excited about Christmas. Not because of the awesome gifts I am sure to receive lol, BUT because I love the season where everyone is focusing on giving. I am also looking forward to all the holiday traditions my family and I have created AND let’s not forget about our raved about holiday cards.
This year we had an opportunity to work with an AMAZING photographer, Taylor Baldwin (@mama.photog) to capture our holiday cheer.
Check out a few of our favorite pictures
Tammira’s Outfit- Suit-BooHoo
Ryann’s Outfit- Crazy8
Family Sweaters- Boohoo
Taking our family photo is one of our favorite holiday traditions along with shopping. However, one of those traditions were slightly broken this year lol. It seems like it was just November 1st and how we are 13 days away from Christmas. If you are a last-minute shopper like me this year OR you have no clue what to purchase your children this year I am saving the day by sharing four non-toy gift ideas that you can purchase from your computer for your children that will be the gifts that keep on giving!
- Stock– This year all of my godchildren and Ryann will be receiving Stock for Christmas. Instead of me purchasing the toys that will break in a month I am going to give them a piece of the companies and let them make some MONEY! I will be using Stockpile to purchase the stock. I love Stockpile it breaks down purchasing stock in ABC terms so that anyone can understand.
- Swim lessons– I have mentioned several times how important it is for Ryann to learn how to swim. Goldfish Swim School is offering some cool Holiday packages that you can gift the children in your life. Remember swim is and should be all year round.
- Vacation– This is one of my FAVORITE gifts to give Ryann. Memories last forever toys don’t. I listen to places Ryann says she wants to visit and we purchase the trip for a summer vacation.
- Entrepreneur Courses– I understand that not every child desire to be an entrepreneur, however, if they do you should think about purchasing them online courses, tickets to workshops or conferences that will help them expand their knowledge and network around entrepreneurship. Engaging Youth Entrepreneurs For Change has a great opportunity for youth to attend a full day conference on entrepreneurship in the spring.
These four Christmas gifts are the gifts that will keep on giving and truly expand your child’s thinking of wealth and personal growth. In today’s society, my husband and I believe it’s important to instill wealth and personal growth at a young age. Think beyond toys and clothes and think of how you can help your children grow in other ways through your gifts.
We hope that your holiday is filled with joy, wealth and growth! Don’t forget this is the season to give!
The Details: We attend lessons at the Goldfish Swim School in Owings Mills, MD. Check out the link for location, address/telephone details and how to sign up for lessons.
Disclaimer: We were provided free swimming lessons by Goldfish Swim School in exchange for collaborating blog posts. All thoughts and opinions are my own