This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Network Niche Influencer Agency and HoneyBaked Ham.
We love carrying out our traditions year after year. Part of our traditions includes thinking of others and teaching our kids about empathy and service. We have done a couple of can drives, and we have also collected toys for children in need. This year, we want to recognize those who go the extra mile for all of us. Teaching Children to Give Back This Holiday Season will be easy and fun with the activities we have planned.
Teaching Children to Give Back This Holiday Season
I know the kids are always excited to visit the fire house, or to talk to a police officer. The children look up to them, and know to count on them. The EMT, the on duty nurse or soldier are more examples of people who make a difference in our lives by doing what they know best. They are the one who always go the extra mile for us. As we get together to celebrate our holiday traditions, some of this first responders will be on call, watchful and ensuring all runs smoothly for us in case we need them. For all the awe the kids have for them, it is time for them to give them a salute of their own to thank them for their service. Here is how we plan on getting the kids to give back to these individuals:
Write letters to deployed soldiers:
This should be a great way for the kids to thank a soldier for their service, and let them know we are thinking of them while they are away from home. I am thinking of including a book along with the children’s letter to help them pass time.
Handmade card for the mailman:
Why not leave a DIY card in our mailbox to surprise and thank out mailman? I bet he will be happy to get mail from us for a change 🙂
Making a hand care kit for a crossing guard:
These smiley faces that greet us every school day and ensure everyone reached school safely could surely use a hand care kit in return for the hand they give us for our safety!
Bring baked goods to the local fire or police department:
I am sure no one will complain about taking a trip to visit deserving police officers and firemen with something yummy for them!
Helping Other During the Holidays
The idea of recognizing first responders really came from our last visit to HoneyBaked ham. We always have HoneyBaked ham for the holidays because we love its delicious flavor, and also because it is a great way to be a stress-free host. Among other things, thanks to the ease of preparing it, and the spiral precut hams that are easy to serve. As we picked up our ham, we were given the chance to give back. That is because HoneyBaked Ham will deliver meals to different first responder locations. Not only that, but HoneyBaked Ham will also collect donations for the First Responder Outreach program and offer 250 hams to the families of fallen soldiers. How touching it this? Well, at least for us, it was totally inspirational. The result is not only an amazing meal for us and first responders thanks to HoneyBaked Ham, it is also Teaching Children to Give Back This Holiday Season.
For more details on this program, please visit here.
Helping You Too: Discount Code
First responder or not, we have something for you too. How about a discount towards your next online HoneyBaked Ham purchase? Here are the details on how it works:
- The code is 720877 and will be good one-time only per user for $5.00 off half bone-in ham on online order only.
- Users put the item in their cart and there will be an opportunity to enter a promo code before finalizing the order, which is where they will put the code.
- Find the nearests HoneyBaked Ham to you here and get your delicious meal
Hope you enjoy your discount code!
If you need ideas to be a stress-free host this holiday season we have some tips for you here.
Tell us, is there anything you do to give back during the holidays?