Christmas gifts

Christmas for me is to help others in need.
I support organizations such as Läkarmissionen and Christmas time I support them extra.
– Like giving a safe birth to a mother.
– Plant trees
– The need for water, donate so more people get the chance to drink clean water.

My heart hurts so much thinking of how many people suffers around this globe. We all can do better to help!

Read this;

”With a rainfall limited to a short rainy season and with only a few water sources, daily search for water is the highest priority for the rural population of Niger. Most often, the heavy responsibility of collecting water for women and girls falls. They have to go very long distances which is not only difficult and sometimes dangerous, it is also time consuming. This means that it becomes difficult to catch up on studies or vocational training. The water that the women collect is often contaminated, sometimes it can even be deadly. In these cases, women face an impossible choice – a safe death without water or possibly dying due to dirty water. When a village in the world’s poorest country Niger receives a well that provides clean, fresh water, it will be a huge change. Especially for the women and their daughters, but in practice for everyone in the village. Including the animals. With your gift, we can ensure that some of those who still lack water get a well drilled.”

This is their reality, their everyday life. HELP OUT IF YOU CAN.

I drink water everyday from the tap, I shower, I water my plants.
We are so privileged. Got damn it, we take it for granted!

”Tree planting improves the climate and you get wood, wood or fruit that the family can use or sell for money. And the trees will be of long-term benefit and enjoyment for future generations as well. In Ethiopia, logging and climate-unsustainable farming practices have long been a problem. Grazing livestock and firewood for households has gradually led to a depletion of the soil and in many places severe soil erosion. Now we are trying to find ways to make sustainable and climate-resistant solutions. In the Awassa region, Läkarmission supports a tree planting project with different kinds of trees, both fruit trees and other varieties that are especially suitable for the region and the climate here. Tree planting means a lot to the people of the area and is an important part of helping vulnerable families cope with their food supply”

The basic cost for 15 plants of a fast growing variety is SEK 50.
I just bought 45 plants – for the cost of ”eating out once” .

The more I read up on Läkarmissionen website the more I question my own lifestyle and the greed we all have who live in countries like Sweden and the rest.

I gave birth to our son Finn last Christmas and had a very long birth experience. Over 16h in labour, and Finn was not coming out. My body was so tired and our baby was stuck. Lucky us, that we have the best hospitals. It was never a danger for us but it would of been for the women in Kongo.

”The infant mortality rate in DR Congo is one of the highest in the world.
At the Panzi Hospital you can also ensure that poor women can give birth to their children in a safe environment. Here is care for premature babies and the opportunity to give caesarean sections when needed. A gift that saves lives. The Medical Mission was involved in building the Panzi Hospital about fifteen years ago – in the midst of a burning civil war. Today, Panzi is a concept throughout the region. Many people walk for days to seek care and help at the hospital.
For only SEK 150, you are involved in helping a woman give birth to her baby in a clean hospital and under the supervision of a doctor, instead of at home.”

As a very privileged mother I feel this is the least I can do for a mother in need.

Few weeks till Christmas peps, perhaps donate money this year instead of buying material things.
Make a change for someone who needs it more than you.
Truly, you can change a lot with just little.

Thanks for reading this far. & thanks to Läkarmissonen who works hard and changes life.

Christmas gifts or?

What’s your feelings about Christmas gifts?
For me, donating or giving to charity is the best kind of pressie. 
To help an organisation or buy something that supports a cause.
I’m gonna support Läkarmission most vulnerable cause right now.
Read more here
To the ones I’m buying gifts for each year, you will be a part of my donation to läkarmissionen. 

Marlene at Fruvintage is selling her coffee and for every bag bought, a percentage of the profit will go to Läkarmissionen.

In buying a t-shirt from our sisterhood collection at FGL store you support women & children in need through Frideborgs kvinnojour.

Speak up T-shirt

Quality and useful long lasting gifts
 If buying gifts I think it’s better to choose quality over quantity, obviously. 
Maybe something you can use in your everyday life. 
I think the typical ”sock pressie” has been swapped with a phone case nowadays.

Everyone use their phones daily, for countless hours so a good case may just be ‘well’ invested money.

The case Kåsa is named after a beach area in Varberg and so is the leather charger Getterön.
A good quality case prevents your phone to getting damaged, which is great. This year I’ve been an ambassador for Holdit Brand, they are based in Varberg so I’m extra proud being a part of their journey. I can 100% say that all their products are well made and built to last. To get your order before Christmas – you’ll need to order latest on 19th of December. 

Homemade with love.
Something you made yourself is lovely to give I think. Thoughtful and fun.
Yesterday I made Wienernougat to giveaway along with some coffee.
Plus a jar ready to make a ”Polly kladdkaka”.
Just add some butter and eggs on the side.
Our eggs will be from our girls.

You can cut up the chocolate in small pieces or wrap up a big piece. Nice boths way. 

Please comment below if you wanna share your tips on gifts.