Dec 24th, 2011

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Make The Holiday Season Bright For Animals Too By Donating To Rescue Orgs.

Cat with presents for Holiday giving back to animal rescuesWhat an amazing time of year!  There are so many occasions to celebrate the “Season of Giving” – Hanukkah, The Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanza.  At times though it can seem that this season of the year has become quite commercialized.  In an effort to honor this special time of year just a bit more authentically,  my family and I have our own special tradition.

I’m incredibly fortunate to have a family that doesn’t desperately need anything.  More important then any material gift for a birthday or Holiday were the pets that my mom allowed us to have.  Our pets were always adopted from the SPCA or via an auction for a good cause.  Supporting animals is the motivation behind Sevani and my long time skin care studio.  We’ve  always been about making people feel better while giving back to support animal welfare.

So, this Holiday, we donate to local animal rescues on behalf of our family members instead of giving  gifts.  My husband, myself, and my mom have spent and continue to spend our Holiday giving back, vs just giving.

We gave some love to the critters at the shelter, made our donations of food, blankets, toys, and the always needed cash – then thanked the staff for all their hard work and dedication to our furry friends.  With what we’d normally spend on store bought gifts for everyone we were actually able to go to several different area shelters to make donations!

Its been a really neat change and will be a tradition we keep for many Holidays to come.

Whether you want to make your entire Holiday season about giving to others like this or, even if you have old towels, stuffed animals, pet beds, can buy a simple toy, or just have a bit of time to stop by and pet the shelter pets –  you can make a HUGE difference in the lives of animals by supporting a rescue in this way.

Also, if you buy Sevani products – you are supporting our work with animals too since a percentage of our profits always go to the animal welfare organizations we work with.

And remember, if someone you know is buying a new pet for the Holidays (or any time of the year) its far better to rescue a pet when so many are desperate to be in a warm and loving home.

Blessings and Happy Holidays!