Christmas is one of the most emotional times of the year, when families get together again to celebrate and – inevitably – remember those who are no longer with us. But Christmas is also a time to share abundant gifts and food – though sometimes we do it too much!
No child without toys this Christmas
In some homes, children receive many gifts left for them by the Three Wise Men or Santa Claus at the houses of parents, grandparents, uncles, cousins and even friends. They end collecting so many presents that they no longer know which ones to pay attention to. Often, they end up playing with the cardboard boxes the toys came in!
Afterwards, many of these toys are abandoned in a corner or left forgotten in a cupboard. There then comes a time when there is not enough room for them, and the children have to decide which ones to get rid of. This is a good opportunity to consider other children who aren’t as lucky as our own.
Staying true to our values of responsibility, sustainability and generosity, we suggest you help the children choose which toys they want to keep and which they are prepared to part with. Separate those that are in poor condition (you can send those for recycling) from those that can still be used, and donate them so that other children can enjoy them.
At Christmas, and even before, there are many campaigns to collect used toys in good condition for children whose parents aren’t able to buy any. Some town halls, schools, children’s homes and hospitals organise collections of used toys.
Give happiness to all children
Charities and NGOs offer Christmas cards, calendars, diaries, fair trade products and other objects that make excellent gifts with an extra social conscience. Keep them in mind when you plan your Christmas present shopping!
The entire Lacer Natur team wish you happy holidays and we send you our best wishes for the New Year. May it bring health to us all!