Friday, December 5

Christmas Baking Challenge

Sharon at Sit With Me Awhile wrote a beautiful post today. Now Sharon and her family moved this year from Louisiana to North Carolina. They are living in a trailer and have put up a beautiful fir Christmas tree and some outside snowflake lights. She was mentioning that some of the people who are her neighbors are living in the trailer park because they have no where else to go. She mentioned that these people don't have much and she and her daughter are going to do some Christmas baking for them.

Last year Sharon and I joined forces to organize a group of people to do something for those less fortunate. With Aunt May so ill, I didn't really have a chance to talk to Sharon about that this year, but instead, I'm going to turn Sharon's goodwill gesture into a challenge. I am going to do some Christmas baking for someone less fortunate.

I challenge all of you who visit my blog to take up this challenge and do a bit of Christmas baking for someone less fortunate. It could be a family who has no income, a senior citizen, someone who is disabled, someone whose lost their job or a neighbor who lives on a fixed income. If you don't have time to bake, you can purchase something at a bakery and give it. Please though, let it be something that is baked, not something that is purchased from the shelves of your local grocery store.

So, my friends, let your light shine. It doesn't take long to whip up a batch of cookies, a batch of microwave peanut brittle or some fudge. Rocky Roads are quick and easy when done in the microwave. It only takes about 15 minutes.

If you are going to take up the challenge, please leave a comment. I would love to know how many are going to participate.

Have a great week and remember to Let Your Light Shine. ~Blessings Mary~

PS. Here is a little something for all my readers and followers to display on their blogs. Why! Because Santa says, "Your Blog is Cool!"


  1. Mary, I am taking up your challenge. There is a family down the street from me that could use a bit of help this Christmas. This is one way of doing it that won't bruise their pride.

    Stop by my blog there is something for you there.

    God bless.

  2. You can count on me to take part in your challenge Mary. I was planning on taking part in one of the local gifting trees, but I like your idea.

    Your home is so warm and welcoming with all of your decorations for Christmas in place.

    Wishing you a wonderful Chistmas season.

  3. Mary - I love this challenge. I'm going to think about who I can do this for. Thanks for the button too!

  4. What a wonderful idea! This time of year warms my heart:) We have struggle so much this year but we are always willing to help out others worse off than us. I accept your challenge!! Also thanks for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway:) Good luck winning! I'll post my baked goodies when I do it:)

    Thanks again, Noelle

  5. I am in! I love to bake cookies.. and I will find someone to give them to I am sure....... Maybe take them to one of the Nursing homes here in town............

    How much fun is this!!!!!!

  6. Baking for others is a beautiful idea. We did this last year and took a whole lot of cookies we made and decorated up to the old folks home.

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  8. Well, if I could type better this morning I wouldn't have had to delete the above comment! [sorry 'bout that]

    I do....
    Our elderly couple down the block, caddy-cornered from us, gets some Christmas goodies from Bud and me each season since we've moved down here. :o)

    Great idea Mary.

  9. Such a great challenge. That button is so cute, love you.

  10. Hi Mary, thanks for the cool button . I plan on baking something and finding a family to give it to!!!

    Have a warm and cheerful day.
    Hugs, Baba

  11. See.....that is why I love you so!
    I am glad you did this challenge. So many hearts will be touched because of our giving hearts.
    I ordered some extra Christmas cards that give the reason for the season and we will include those. They will get something sweet to eat and hear about the sweet one that loves them so. ;)
    Thanks for the button!

  12. Whew, I'm not sure if I can commit to this. It's a great idea but I'm not a very good cook. We do give fresh, free-range chicken eggs away on a weekly basis to lots of neighbors and I believe for some it is their only source of protein.

    I'll try Mary and let you know if I follow through.

  13. My women's club has adopted a family. We're buying toys, food for Christmas dinner and items for the Mother. I will accept your challenge and add a baked surprise.
    Mama bear

  14. This is a beautiful idea. I usually bake cookies for my elderly neighbors.
    I will try to find another family to help. Thanks for the challenge! It makes me feel good all over just thinking about it! :)

  15. Mary,

    I'm taking your challenge too - my grandmothers always baked for others too.

    For some reason, for at least 2 months, all I can think of is my paternal Grandmother's homemade coconut cake.

    I'm passing the Butterfly Award to you, it's on my blog.

  16. This is a lovely idea ... and I've already picked Satsuma tangerines to share with friends and neighbors. They're the BEST tangerines I've ever tasted! The other think I do with my sister is make tamales to give friends and neighbors ... but perhaps I'll do some baking as well. Thanks for the nifty Christmas badge. I'll be happy to display it in my sidebars.
    Hugs and blessings,

  17. Good idea. Cuppa does some baking to share with the neighbours, which now includes two guys who have yet to put garbage out though they've been here for months. She thought she might try to use the cookies as an opportunity. Who knows: women can get away with some things.

  18. Dearest Mary,

    You can also count on me to participate in this challenge. Leave it to you to come up with such a brilliant idea:-) The true meaning of Christmas lives on in all of us!

    Thank you so much for the darling button, I'll be very happy to put it on my sidebar:-) xoxo