Once upon a time, the days following Thanksgiving were meant to relax, reflect on the blessings of life and eat leftover turkey. Oh, how the times have changed! Nowadays, shoppers can look forward to (or dread) the craziest shopping day of the year after their holiday — Black Friday.
In the years that followed, other unofficial holidays have come about, including Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and my personal favorite, Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a movement to share your time, money or both to causes that are important to you in order to kick off the holiday season with good intent. The warm, fuzzy feeling you get afterwards is just an added perk!
In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, I thought it would be the perfect time to share the variety of treasures available at The Bradford Exchange Online that beautifully show support of causes I hold close to my heart — and maybe ones that you do, too! Perfect for yourself or as amazing Christmas gifts, these unique tributes are extra special because a portion of the proceeds from the sales of everything on my list will be donated!
Breast Cancer Awareness
The Bradford Exchange with its affiliates has already donated over $1,500,000 to breast cancer research from the sales of our breast cancer awareness tributes and each inspiring treasure we offer shares hope in unforgettable style. The Hope Carries on Tote Bagis no exception!
Inspired by the beloved garden artwork of acclaimed artist Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light™, the Thomas Kinkade Memories of Beauty Floral Earrings let hope bloom every time you wear them.
WomenHeart Heart Health Awareness
The artistry of Thomas Kinkade inspires another empowering treasure in the Sisters are Guardian Angels of Our Hearts Figurine. Sharing heart health awareness and celebrating sisterhood is a winning combo in my book!
I have a good friend whose career revolves around autism advocacy and she frequently supports the Autism Society, so when I showed her the My Hero Personalized Pendant Necklace, she immediately put it on her Christmas list! I love how the engraved name on the back of the pendant adds an extra meaningful touch.
The Bradford Exchange proudly supports the ASPCA’s mission to save animal lives and so do I! Isn’t the At Home in My Heart Tote Bag doggone adorable?
Wildlife Preservation Awareness
Speaking of animals, the Protect the Wild Women’s Shoes honors our endangered species with every step! It’s wild from every angle, especially with the little panda charm that hangs from each of the laces.
I know I’d love to receive any of these as a Christmas gift (hint hint!), and I think I might give a few of these this year to loved ones whom I know share my sentiment. What causes do you hold close to your heart? I’d love to connect with you in the comments below. Thanks for reading and please share this post!6 Ways to Spread the Love: Amazing Awareness Treasures by Beth Simon