It is the time for giving

December is the time for giving, not only to friends and family, but also to charity.
There are numerous good causes out there, and I am sure everyone has something that is very dear to his heart.
I wanted to take he opportunity to share with you the two that our family is going to support this year:

In the UK there is one day in december called „Christmas Jumper Day“, where millions of people go out wearing their hand-knitted Christmas Jumpers to show their support for a (pre-defined) good cause.
This year, the organization „Save the Children“, teaming up with the magazine „Brigitte“, decided to take this event to Germany.
As Christmas Jumpers aren´t a thing here, they decided to go for a scarf, called „Ein Schal fürs Leben“ („A scarf for life“).
It was designed by Lala Berlin, well- known for elegant, feminine clothes with a twist, and the wool and instructions are available in store and online.
The good cause this is aimed at are the Syrian refugees, especially the children. „Save the children“ works in the famine shelters, trying to establish some kind of stability and giving the children the opportunity to learn, play and talk about the things they had to experience.
Read more here (article in german)

The wool and the finished product (Source: www.brigitte.de)

My mother, who is an excellent knitters, bought right away and I am hoping to receive one of the finished pieces as christmas gift!
Today is the awareness day, so share the love and support by tweeting #schalfuersleben and if you haven’t found a charity to donate to yet, consider „Save the children“ .
Below a picture of my mother, featuring said scarf.
She asked me to add that this picture was just taken for blog purpose, as she would never ride her bike without wearing a helmet!

My mother, wearing the finished scarf. Photo credit: my father.

If you are more into beauty products than fashion pieces, the next one might spark your interest.
One of the founders is a family friend who decided after visiting Mali to support an organization making formal education possible for girls by selling organic karité-butter produced there.
The Body Butter is 100% organic, produced by Annemarie Börlind – Natural Beauty and called „Malibelle“.
So if you are still looking for a stocking filler, just click here.

Malibelle Karité-Körperbutter (Source: www.store.haeuser-der-hoffnung.org)

I hope you haven an awesome day.

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  • Love this post, it's very easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas and to help those in need this festive period. Love the Christmas scarf idea although in shock you don't have Christmas Jumpers in Germany! I have three that I'll be pretty much wearing until the 25th! 🙂

    Roxie x
    http://thebeautifulbluebird.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Well, we technically have jumpers, some of which may have festive motives, but the whole Christmas Jumper Hype is something I discovered on YT.

  • What a great post and thanks for sharing these great causes. And I am so happy to see your sweet mom 🙂

    • Thank you Agata.
      I am very happy she decided to make an appearance here. And you should see her other knits, they are a staple in my winter wardrobe.

  • Everyone on this earth would think like you, then was this place a much better one.!

    • Thank you, Cat. It is great to see so many people who care everyday.