I’ve started Christmas shopping.
Yep, it’s October, I know.
But when my other half pointed me towards THE ONLY REASON TO START CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EARLY (redonline.co.uk), there’s no way I was going to hold back:
“Sadly, there will also be children in the UK who wont enjoy the basic luxuries a cosy family home; they will be spending Christmas in a refuge, having escaped domestic abuse often with few of their toys, games or clothes from the home they have fled. Which is why domestic violence charity Refuge Reds partners in the Speak Up Save A Life campaign run an annual Christmas Present appeal.
Every year, Refuge try to ensure that every woman and child in their refuges receive a minimum of two to three presents each to unwrap on Christmas day.”
Isn’t that the best thing ever?
None of the gifts are that expensive (from £2.95 to £40.00).
It takes no time at all.
All you need to do to purchase a gift is go to Buy a Gift at JohnLewisGiftList.com and enter list number 522953. You have plenty of time, as the list closes on 6 December, but why not do it now?
Transform a child’s life this Christmas.
A child who would not otherwise get to unwrap a gift on Christmas Day. A child who may already have been denied their childhood.
If that’s not the spirit of Christmas, I don’t know what it.