Dec 11, 2012

The Gift of Caring #KleenexCares

The holiday season can bring out the worst in people.  Somehow in the name of good we can become consumed with greed.  I attempted to slow my kids holiday greed from the very begining using, what else, but fear of the big guy in red and his much feared naughty list.  When we talked about the kids Christmas list, I always told them that if their list was too long that would mean they were being greedy and that could get you on the naughty list.  For the most part it's worked.  Of course, I still go over board each year.  I'm (mostly) happy to say that I've passed on my love of giving to my kids too.  I'm pretty sure they'd give happily to every person they care about if we could.  But since our budget isn't as endless as our love, it just isn't possible to give everyone in our lives a gift of monetary value of which they deserve.  Thankfully, for most people it really IS  “the thought that counts.”  And usually when you know that that thought genuinely came from an adorable young man who cared enough to want to do something to make you feel special...well, it can often mean more than any pricey gift. 

I know this time of year there are teachers across the country who will be flooded with gifts of coffee mugs, lotions and candy.  It can be hard to shop for someone you know very little about.  Kids might know slightly more about their teachers than we do but if your kids are anything like mine, they can't remember what they did all day at school so it's unlikely that they'll remember if s/he has mentioned a favorite restaurant etc so you can surprise them with a gift card for a nice dinner.  And I know in our schools where money is extra tight for most families, the gifts are far less frequent.  We try each year to make something special for the boys teachers.  And I know at least on of the boys teachers has a special place for cards, pictures and letters from her students as she told me a couple years after having had Timmy in her class that she'd just looked back through her stuff and read the letter Timmy had written her.  That's why I was thrilled when I asked Johnny who he'd like to give our second Kleenex Brand Care Package too and he chose his teacher.  She really enjoys having Johnny in her class and especially loves his art and his stories.  So he's writing a special story to go along with her care package which he will give her next week just before their break.

I think doing something like this rather than just grabbing a gift card for a teacher, makes a child pause and consider how much someone like a teacher really means to them.  Having THEM take a little time and effort will mean a lot more to a teacher but it also makes them appreciate how lucky they are to have these special people in their lives too.  

Wants to be able to share a Kleenex Brand Care Pack with someone special too?

Kleenex brand, America’s softest tissue, knows that the moments of unexpected thoughtfulness make all the difference.  Kleenex brand will give consumers the opportunity to make the care complete with a Kleenex Brand Care Pack.  It's as easy as 1, 2 3!  Purchase a specially marked box of Kleenex Brand tissue.  Find the code and enter on line.  Then share the Kleenex Brand Care Pack!

Learn more here

What's Inside?

The Kleenex® Brand Care Pack includes: lip balm, 1 oz. hand sanitizer, coupon booklet, Kleenex® Brand Share Pack, Kleenex® Brand Slim Pack, and card redeemable to download four songs from up and coming Universal Music Artists including:

  • Andy Grammer
  • Miloš Karadaglić
  • Avi Avital
  • Rebecca Pidgeon

I wrote this review while participating in an ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Kleenex brand and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.


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