We wanted to make others who my have been feeling sad about their situations feel better, and why not from a stranger, so we did. I figure sometimes everything is just not about me and my feelings. Other people have things going on too and often times things are worse.
We called a few places and although a few places were really rude to my surprise we chose some we thought were fitting to the things we had to give. It was so rewarding. I love showing (not just telling ) my son how to do the things important in life. We made bags with goodies and things needed for the shelter for those with disabilities. What was one of the best thing for me other than sharing was I'd bought some really pretty huge Christmas ornaments a few years ago and had no idea what to do with them because they had initials on them. Well, they came in handy because we called and got the names so they could add them on their tree. Wasn't that awesome!
We did consider decorating the bags but running short on time we didn't, I was very pleased how everything turned out.