by Pamela Tyner
Publisher, Beachwalk Press
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Holiday Blog Tour. Please join our authors as they blog over the next few weeks about all things holiday related.
For children the holidays means “presents”, and when my children were young, in an effort to teach them that it is indeed better to give than receive, we started a tradition that we called “our giving”.
Each year we would donate gifts to those in need. Over the years we did many different things. We’ve chosen children from the local “Angel Tree”, we’ve sent care packages to soldiers overseas, we’ve provided gifts for families in need that were spotlighted on the local radio station, we’ve provided food for charities to be donated to local families, etc. But whatever we did, we did it as family. We would choose the recipient/program and purchase the items together.
As the kids became teenagers, they started to complain about the time it took for us to do this—after all, that was time they could be hanging out with their friends. And I started to wonder if the lesson we’d spent years trying to teach had taken hold at all, as they seem to be more focused on themselves than anything else.
Until a few years ago….
The downturn in the economy definitely affected us, just like it affected the majority of people, and I told the kids “I really don’t know if we have the money to do our giving this year.” They looked at each other for a moment and then almost simultaneously said, “I’ll give up some Christmas gifts so we can do it.”
And then I knew that despite all the grumbling, the lesson had sunk in. And I was one proud mom J It was the best Christmas gift they ever gave me…even better than the macaroni necklaces that I pull out every year and wear as we decorate the tree—while my kids roll their eyes and say, “Why won’t you throw those ugly things away?” in between complaints that “this is taking too long.”
And in the spirit of the season, Beachwalk Press will be sponsoring giveaways at the end of this blog tour. Everyone who comments on a post will have their name placed in a drawing (be sure to include an email address so we have a way to contact you). On Monday, December 19th we will randomly choose four people who will win a Beachwalk Press eBook of their choice from any of the authors who participated on the tour. The more blogs you comment on, the more times you are entered to win! For a list of all the blogs we will be visiting on this tour, click HERE.
In addition, during the month of December, we will be hosting a Holiday Scavenger Hunt. There will be multiple winners, and the prizes will include gift certificates, Godiva chocolates, and a Kindle Fire. Visit our WEBSITE for more information.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pamela Tyner is both a published author and an experienced editor. She opened Beachwalk Press, Inc in 2011. Beachwalk Press is an electronic romance publisher. It is their goal to provide readers top quality romance eBooks in a variety of subgenres at competitive prices. All of their books do have a rating of “sensual” or higher.
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