December is a time during which we prepare ourselves for Christmas … it’s also a time of greater and smaller miracles. We have a chance not only to contribute to them, but we can also initiate such wonderful moments around us. A few days ago I was messaged by such a person, who decided to make a difference in the surrounding her reality, a reality which is not the same colorful for everyone during this magical time of Christmas anticipation – a month of awaiting for the most joyful holiday in the year. I came to a conclusion that it’s a kind of action which is really worth being supported … and who knows, maybe one day this cause will grow to the rank of Szlachetna Paczka*? Big things start with little steps and it depends only on us how we direct our destiny, and sometimes we can also influence someone else’s future.
Martyna Pawłowska-Dymek is not only the author of a blog – Lucky Seven – but also the founder of a charity action for mums-to-be. What is this good cause about and what were its beginnings?
‘A Belly Santa Claus’ is nothing else but the usual Santa Claus, who visits mums-to-be and their unborn or newly born babies. The idea occurred to be a kindness of one person’s heart, a person who thanks to her previous life situation related to her overdue pregnancy – realized that the right support of people around her was really crucial – especially during such an important pre-Christmas time.
The beginnings of this actions weren’t easy. Of course, preparing the present itself is a very pleasant process. Who doesn’t love to give gifts to other people, especially the ones who really need your support. For Martyna – the most important aspect of the whole event was choosing the right person whom she would like to deliver her gift to. How to choose people who are more in need from those who are less in need, especially when the possibilities of help are restricted? How not to offend the person who we want to give our gift to? How not to allow ourselves to be misled by frauds? Martyna dealt with these and other dilemmas very well … and thanks to her great faith in the validity of this action, she not only prepared a gift, but also found a mum,who really needed her help.
How can you join this action? These are the steps you can find in the description of the event itself:
Start of the action: 1st of December
End of the action: 6th of December
1.Find a young mum in need
2. Collect and pack your gifts with the things which will be really useful for her: diapers, clothes, small gadgets, souvenirs …
3. Deliver your gift to her!
4. Share the information about this event with others. Spread the good around the world!
Remember that all good things you do in your life always come back to you and the ones you love … that’s why, don’t hesitate and create something amazing for people who really need you! Each smile or good word can also change your life, so the possible benefits could be mutual. I hope you’ll be willing to take part in this good cause and that you’ll invite your family and friends to create beautiful and full of love Christmas gifts.
See you around!
*Szlachetna Paczka – is a charity action in Poland during which people of good hearts prepare Christmas gifts for families in need.
Websites you should visit: Lucky Seven Belly Santa Claus
Photo by: Kocie Kadry
Comments: 40 replies added
What a beautiful idea and cause! This is not something I was aware of before, so I have definitely learnt something today. Thank you so much for sharing - I will definitely be spreading the word!
Thank you very much! Everyone can prepare such a gift no matter where he/she lives. :)
For one, the photos are so cute! I also really love the charitable action and meaning behind this. I love seeing how everyone gives backs and inspires me to do it as well.
I also love these pictures! Glad I inspired you to help others. :)
That is so true, I also believe that if you do good, good things will come back to you. This is such a wonderful sentiment for the holidays.
Christmas is a time when we want to be better ... wish this good spirit could last longer. :)
This is amazing! What a special time of the year to be doing this. Very inspirational - we need more people like this in the world!
That's true! If everyone helped, it would be easier to help everyone in need. :)
Charity action for mums-to-be Is a great thing to do. I’m sure these mums appreciate it!
I also think that mums appreciate such a help from people of good hearts! :)
It's so important to express our love and concern for others no matter the avenue we choose. Those reminders are always important
I couldn't agree more with you! People can be good no matter what kind of believes they have. :)
This is such a kind and inspirational cause! Also a creative way to support others in need. Very beautiful story.
I'm glad you enjoyed reading this story! :)
This is such a noble cause. I never heard of this initiative before, but I definitely support it. No one deserves being alone and in need during the holidays or ever. Thank you for sharing! XO Candace http://www.thebeautybau.com
You're right! Everyone needs support no matter what time of the year it is. :)
I love this! It’s definitelt the giving season. I’m so looking forward to Christmas this year. I hope you have a happy holiday!
Thank you! I had a nice time with my family and friends! :)
Not just during this season but it should be every day that we give to others in need. This Charity is definitely a blessing to mums to be
I think that the society needs to learn how to be more sympathetic and generous, but it's a long way to go! :)
OMG belly santa claus! What a great idea. That is so special for the mamma to be!!
I think that the author of this charity event had a really great idea to create something like that! :)
This looks like a great idea for mums to be! Christmas can be a tough time when you are pregnant
Right! It's a time when we don't really want to save money, not thinking of people who don't have money for some basic products. :)
I love this idea, it would have been nice if this were more commonly known. When I was pregnant with my daughter, 3 years ago, this Charity could have been so useful to us. We were in such a tight spot that we couldn't even afford diapers. But, we somehow managed to make it through. I'm so glad there are charities out there now, helping Moms-to-be, now.
Hope that you'll get more help with your next child if possible ... or maybe you will help other mums with their problems. :)
What a great idea! I love this because diapers and baby supplies are so expensive and it can be so overwhelming. What a fun way to make Christmas a celebration for moms :)
I think that baby business is very profitable, that's why they make everything so expensive. Any help will be appreciated by young mums. :)
This is such a heart warming idea! This simple way can actually havea great impact to those who are in need of merriment and joy in their lives. I'm glad that you are passionate about this. Cheers to your good works! xoxo anythingrad.com
I think that giving makes people happier than getting presents ... so why not to help others? :)
I love giving to those in need, especially at this time of year. I absolutely love this idea and it should be something that gets bigger with each year. New moms definitely need all the help they can get. With our simple actions of giving, we can impact a lot of people this way.
I also hope that this action will grow in the future! :)
This is such an amazing cause to be helping out with this time of the year. I love to be able to help whenever I can really no matter what the season.
True! Christmas is a good time to trigger such actions, but we should continue them during the year! :)
What a lovely tradition! With so many people in need, I can't think of a better way to celebrate the holidays.
That shows that people can be good no matter how much they own and no matter where they live. :)
As a new mom I think this is such a cool idea. I would love to find a young mom to surprise this season.
Hope you'll find such a mom soon! :)
This is a nice effort. I also joined a charity silent auction two weeks ago for the benefit of scholars in a local school. :) Got good finds and got to help, too.
I bet you felt awesome after taking part in such a charity action! :)