Friday, November 2, 2012

Traditions of giving and LEGO DUPLO toys for our readers

When the year comes to an end and the holidays are nearing many of us start to think of other people and spread the holiday cheer by sharing and giving.  I believe we have to think of those in need and the less fortunate all year round and help in anyway we can by giving money, food, clothes or spend our time to better their lives.    

In our family we have lots of traditions when it comes to the subject of "giving" because of our religion and family traditions that we have started.  We clean up all the closets and cupboards in our home at least four times a year when the seasons change and giveaway clothes, food, appliances that we no longer want as long as it is in good condition. This keeps our home clutter free and organized, while these things benefit someone else.  I tend to usually donate the goods to Goodwill, put it in drop boxes or give it to welfare and charity organizations that collect things to send to people who are less fortunate.  I also encourage my children to pass their favourite things to someone they care as gifts.  These are the gifts that mean a lot to the recipient and giver :)  

As a believer of Islam, there are five pillars that we must do; one of the pillars are to give alms.  So giving is an obligatory part of our religion, in which we have to give 2.5% of our income and food/rice to those in need during the month of Ramazan (the 9th month of Islamic lunar calendar when we fast).  Anything given voluntarily with a good heart throughout the year cleans the mind, soul and removes excessive worldly desires.
In spirit of giving and sharing, I am happy to host this LEGO DUPLO giveaway to one Canadian reader of CreateWithMom.  You can win 4 toys from the 8 choices in the picture.  Please enter through the rafflecopter below and leave a comment on the post saying which of the four toys you would like to win before November 15th.  The toys will be pre-wrapped and delivered before the December holidays.  
You can enter similar LEGO DUPLO giveaways through other blogs that are part of the LEGO DUPLO ambassador program, however you can only win through one of the blogs. 
Update: The winner is Lisa

Disclosure: I am a LEGO DUPLO play ambassador and receive special perks for being part of this.  All rights reserved on opinion, written content and photographs Createwithmom © 2012. Please Ask First

46 comments:

  1. I'd love to win this for my princess, she's so creative :-)

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  2. I live in Hamilton and I want 1, 5, 6, 7 for my daughter!

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  3. I live in Vancouver and my kids would love 2, 3, 4, 6

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  4. I am in Botwood,NL and I would want the creative cakes and I would give it to my freinds daughter.
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  5. Lovely post about the joys of giving. Apart from Zakat which is an obligatory part of Islam, I also make it a point to give as much sadaqa as possible in the form of clothing, food etc. and also encourage my kids to do the same. Earlier I used to donate clothing through one of the Clothing Donation bins but recently I found a FB group called Sadaqa clothing drive run by a sister in Mississauga.
    My daughters would love 5 and 6 whereas I would love to have 3 and 6 for my niece and nephew in Houston since I would be visiting them next month. I am in Mississauga.

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  6. I live in Toronto. Would love My First Zoo for my son!

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  7. I live in Southwest ON. I would like "My First Supermarket" for my 3 yr old boy.

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  8. I live in Ottawa, Ontario. I would live toys 1, 2, 3 and 4.

    Besos, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

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  9. I live in Calgary. I would like Snow White's Cottage, My First Zoo, Creative Cakes and Play With Letters. I would give them to my son, niece and nephew.

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  10. I live in Ontario. I would love to win to gift to my nieces, nephew, and one daughter. I would pick choices: 1,3,6,7

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  11. I live just east of Toronto. I would love 1, 5, & 7 for my nieces and 4 for my boys!

    Amazing prizes!

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  12. I live near Barrie. I would want this for my youngest son. He would love the brick box, my first zoo, play with letters, play with numbers

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  13. I live in Nova Scotia. I would choose 1, 5, 6, 7 for my two little girls
    thanks

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  14. I'm in BC. My picks are:

    1. Snow White cottage
    2. Brick Box
    3. Creative Cakes
    4. Play with Letters

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  15. I am in Ontario. I would choose 2 brick boxes (for my boys), snow whites cottage for my niece and creative cakes to be donated to my towns toy drive!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

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  16. I'm in Toronto, and I'd love Play with Numbers, My First Supermarket, Creative Cakes and Sleeping Beauty's Room. My two kids, niece and nephew would find them under the tree Christmas morning ;)

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  17. I am in Markham and would like 2,3,6,8. I would give this to my 2 boys.

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  18. I live in Brampton Ontario and I like the Cake set and the supermarket set and the letters for my son and the snow white set for my bestie

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  19. I live in Mississauga, Ontario and I would love to win numbers 2,3,4 and 8 for my sons.

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  20. I live in Botwood,newfoundland..creative cakes would be my daughters favourite,since she is mommy helper in the kitchen..great xmas gift!!

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  21. I live in toronto, and I would like 1 for my daughter, she was snow white for Halloween, and 7 for my niece, and 6 for my nephew, and 8 for my other nephew! thanks for the chance!!
    amymbrown at gmail.com

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  22. Live in ontario. Would love 1,3,5&7 for my two princesses

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  23. I live in SW Ontario. I would choose I would choose Play with Numbers, My First Zoo, Brick Box, and Play with Letters. I would give some to my nephew and keep some at my house for when he visits.

    Adina H.

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  24. I live in Toronto.

    I would like to win the My First Supermarket, Play with Letters, Play with Numbers and Creative Cake.

    I would like to give them to my kids

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  25. I live in New Brunswick and i would choose 1,4,6,8 and i would give them to my children.

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  26. I live in BC. I would like My First Supermarket, My First Zoo, Play with Numbers and Play with Letters. I would give some to my kids and give some away.

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  27. I'm near London, Ontario and I would love the My First Supermarket for my daughter :)

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  28. I live in Southwestern Ontario & I'd like #3 for my grandson.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  29. I'm in Ontario, and I would want the following for my kids: Creative Cakes, Sleeping Beauty's Room, 1st Zoo and Play with letters.

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  30. I'm in Surrey, BC. I'd pick My First Zoo, My First Supermarket, Creative Cakes, and Play With Letters. One would go to my daughter, the rest would be presents.

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  31. I live in Woodbrdige, ON, I would choose Numbers, Letters, Supermarket and Zoo.

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  32. I live in Winnipeg and I'd like my first zoo, play with numbers, play with letters, and the brick box for my son.

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  33. Oh My little guy would love this!! Numbers 2, 3, 4, 6 are jumping out at me at the moment! Absolutely love the idea!

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  34. My little one is all about the Duplo (Boks as he says for blocks!). Would love 2,3,4,6. I have to say I find this a very generous idea! Haven't been following along for long, but I like :)

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  35. Would love a bit of a rewrite on my previous comment. My little guy would go nuts for this, but no need for all of them, likely keep a box for him (he's into animals so likely the zoo one!) and pass on the rest to friends of his daycare as parting/christmas gifts, as he'll done there about the same time! We live out in Victoria on the west coast!

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  36. I'm from Vancouver, BC.
    I think I would choose play with numbers, my first zoo, my first supermarket and the brick box.

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  37. I would really like 1,3,4 and 7. I like in London, ON and would be giving them to my 2 kids, and my niece/nephew. What a great giveaway!

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  38. I like in London, ON. And if given a choice I would like 1,3,4 & 7 for my 2 girls and my niece and nephew. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  39. I live in Kingsville, ON. I would love My First Zoo, Playing with Numbers, Playing with Letters and My First Supermarket. I would give them to my grandson

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  40. We're in Toronto! Love 1, 5, 6 and 7.

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  41. I live in Ontario and I'd like 1,3,5,7 for my niece

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  42. I am on Vancouver Island, I like 1, 3, 5, & 8 . thank you

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  43. I am in Edmonton, and I love #4 and hope to win for my son. :)

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  44. I live in Thunder Bay, and I'd like to win the fun with numbers, fun with letters, my first zoo, and the brick box for my two sons.

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