Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Giving Tuesday and Roof Over Your Head plus cookies

I like this holiday! It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season—if you don’t count Thanksgiving as part of The Holidays.

This is a new holiday, created in 2012, to be a US holiday. However, by 2013, it had become international, spreading to Australia, Mexico, and Canada. Other countries, including the UK have signed on this year.

If you live in England, here are 10 ways to participate without spending any cash! I wish I could find a list like this for the US.

To extend the giving tradition, today is designated at National Roof Over Your Head DayThe idea is to be grateful for the roof you have over your own head, while also taking time to volunteer at a homeless shelter, or pick a name off a Christmas Angel Tree. 

Here’s an extra heads up. Tomorrow is National Cookie Day! Maybe the idea is to reward yourself for being kind on the two days before.


  1. I wish we hadn't placed Giving Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Perhaps people would have more to give.

    National Cookie Day? Oh yeah, that works for me.

  2. I think I agree. Giving Thursday? No, that's Thanksgiving. Maybe we're too busy getting ready to give thanks that we can't Give. It would be good to add that to the mix, wouldn't it?