This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Capital One. All opinions are 100% mine.
We all have wishes each year. A list that we put together of all the things we want for the holidays. We ask out kids, spouses, parents and friends for what they want on their wish list.
We all love to receive gifts for the holidays, and we also love to give gifts for our loved ones too. It makes us feel warm and cuddly inside when we see their faces light up with the excitement of the gift you gave them.
We all know about Black Friday. It has been around for years. The biggest shopping day of the year and it is always the Friday after Thanksgiving day. Stores opening earlier and earlier and people waiting in line longer and longer for the best in-store deals to buy for holiday gift giving.
In the last few years, we have been introduced to Cyber Monday. The Monday after Thanksgiving and black Friday. It is all about the stores posting their best deals online and pushing for huge online purchases.
There is a new day to this week that isn’t as well known as the other two days, but it could be the most important to add to your calendar. It is Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.
“On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.”
What if we switched it up a bit and asked what you would you wish for someone else? What would that wish be?
I know exactly what my #wishforothers would be. I love animals. If you check my Instagram feed, you will see pics of my cats all throughout. We adopted our calico kitty Sophie from a no-kill animal shelter called “Safe Haven for Animals.” They are completely non-profit and run their shelter only on donations. Even a local vet donates their spay and neutering surgeries. However, they are in a small, cramped and older house. If I could give them a wish, I would wish that they had the space, supplies and volunteers that they need and that they don’t have to worry from week to week if they will have enough food, litter, or even space to hold new animals.
Capital One is asking what your #WishForOthers is for a chance to make it come true.
Share your wish for someone else – a family member, a friend, a neighbor, or a community — with #WishForOthers on Twitter, Instagram, or the Capital One Facebook page from Nov. 24 through Dec. 23 for a chance to make it come true.
Share your #WishForOthers via a video (a 30 second on Facebook or 15 second via Instagram) OR photo (via your Twitter, Instagram or Facebook platforms). The video or photo inspiration should be featured in your blog post and shared socially. Don’t forget the hastag, or to tag @Capitalone.
For more information on making a wish come true for someone else, check out Wish For Others