share the joy with World Market

The holiday season, the season of giving, is officially here and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share that World Market is already in the spirit and wants you to be too! More details below about how you have a chance to win and give, but right now I want to share what the fabulous people at World Market let me do! {giddy}

There is a local charity here in Columbus called Buckeye Ranch. Among it’s many services, it offers residential housing to young children that are suffering from abuse, mental issues, and more. As a mom of two healthy happy little boys, my heart bleeds for these children. (By the way, if you’re in the central Ohio area, Buckeye Ranch has an adopt-a-family program this season and are in need of items big and small.)

So when World Market asked if I’d like to shop the store and give away my finds to a needy charity, I jumped at the chance. My boys and I are bakers. We love to get in the kitchen and let the flour fly. We have fun, but not only that we talk. And we giggle. We’re gigglers. But for many of these little ones, fond holiday memories are not recent, if ever at all.

So my youngest and I decided to create a basket of baking supplies for the children at Buckeye and Michelle, the administrator we worked with, assures me that our goodies will make it to several of the houses on the ranch. {Due to the nature of the charity we weren’t able to take photos of the actual gift giving, but I assure you there were smiles!} 

These are just a few of the goodies we picked up! My guy had a blast browsing the isles and I knew if he loved the items the kids at the ranch would too. (I practically had to wrestle the big gumball tube away from him… I think Santa might have to bring one of those to our house!)

As much as he loved the gumballs, I loved these collapsable icing bottles. Genius!! I’m always tapping mine on the counter to get the icing to the tip… not anymore! Plus, these are great for small hands. We had to have several of these.

Oh, and the ornaments at World Market are beautiful… and sparkly! We picked this little glitterly Santa ornament up to embellish our gift basket, but we had to pick up another one… Santa in a space ship… {grin} for our own tree.

I also fell in love with this stripe mixing bowl and the Cookies for Santa platter. Those will be gracing my home this holiday season. So much cuteness in World Market! By the way, this picture doesn’t do our haul justice. There was just no way to get it all in one shot. {happy dance} 

And what is a gift without a card?! So my little guy broke out the construction paper, scissors, glue and pencils. He made the sweetest card. Simple, but oh so sweet. I must have taken 40 pictures of him (no worries, I’ll save those for family) trying to cut out the perfect heart.

I hope you’re inspired to give this holiday season. I know I personally have the bug now!

And World Market wants to help get you in the spirit by hosting a Share The Joy Sweepstakes! Join them on facebook and enter to win the Share The Joy Sweepstakes now!

You can also connect with World Market on Pinterest, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram! Happy Holidays everyone!

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™, but all my opinions are my own. I’d have it no other way here in my little corner of the world!

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