So the Holidays are coming— but I’m pretty sure most of you got snow or at least REALLY cold weather this week— so you already know that. And/or, you don’t live under a rock, so you know: it’s coming. We’ve already decorated part of the house for Christmas— errr Chrismakkah. And Marlowe asked me this week if we could decorate the front, since the neighbors did it November 1st— except she wants pink and yellow lights, which would honestly be awesome in my opinion. And of course, I’ve also been asked over and over again about gifts by all the grandparents — which is partially my fault, since I’m not good at giving answers (sorry, guys).  
Admittedly, you guys probably already know I’m not a big frequenter of big box stores, but that I am a big believer in fighting for and promoting the good– and I am a fan of TOMS shoes— especially on Alex’s feet— because they’re the one shoe that keeps him out of flip flops 😉 Haha. Like most things in my life, I was a bit confused at first with the big partner up of TOMS and Target, but then the more I thought about it, the better it felt. By nature I think we all would choose a charitable and ethically responsible brand, over one that isn’t. So I think it’s pretty cool to be able to now find a whole gift collection at Target, a place where billions of people shop, that offers a pretty amazing charitable donation for every item you buy— A one for one donation to a person in need. This holiday season TOMS is offering one blanket via American Red Cross, one week of meals via Feeding America, or one pair of shoes for every gift you buy from their gift collection. And well, that’s pretty cool. You buy a gift for someone you love, and they provide something valuable for someone in need. We’re all pretty much expected to buy gifts anyway, so why not help someone else out in the process too? One for one— for one 😉

#TOMSforTarget Toms For Target: One-for-One. For All. Starting November 16th, for every Target+Toms limited edition gift you buy, we’re (Target) giving shoes, a blanket or meals to those in need. Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

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