Well, I don’t know about you but I’m getting so excited for Christmas morning.  It’s fun how your kids bring back that excited feeling that you had when you were a kid.  I can’t wait to see the joy on their little faces; the suprise, the amazement, the delight!  It is so much fun to give to them.  Giving to anyone really brings so much joy.  I think I always have more true joy when I’ve given to someone than when I’ve received from someone.  The joy you experience is pure, real and priceless.  As we all enjoy our holidays, I encourage you to think about where in your life you could give.  We all can give in different ways.  We all have something to share; whether it’s money, gifts, encouragement, or love.  When you look around you and get your eyes off yourself, you’ll see how much you have and how truly blessed you are.  I want to encourage you that if you have the financial means and have been blessed this season to share that blessing.  There are so many charities and great organizations to give to this time of year but I just wanted to tell you about my favorite which is St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
 Our family has been donating to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital for years.  Years ago I became aware of this hospital and the hospital’s moto that, “No child will ever be denied”.  There are many children’s hospital but this hospital is for terminally ill children with cancer and rare diseases.  St. Jude families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance, and no child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay the bill.  Your donation pays the bill for a child fighting for his life this holiday season.  As a Mom it breaks my heart to see and hear the stories of these children.  I know these children are no different from my children.  You can only pray that something dreadful like this never happens to your child but you never know.  If I couldn’t afford treatment I would be so grateful for a hospital like this that would save my child’s life.  During the past five years, 81 percent of every dollar donated has supported the research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  It cost $1.7 million a day to operate St. Jude, and public donations provide more than 75 percent of the hospital’s funding.  Amazing huh!  So I encourage you, if you haven’t found a great place to donate this year, St. Jude is a great place.  You don’t have to give a large amount to make a difference.  Our family doesn’t have a large amount to give because we are a single income family with young children and living in a very expensive part of California.  We send St. Jude’s $10 a month which it’s a lot but think of all the other families like ours just able to give a little something.  No amount is too small.  Everyone’s financial means are different.  So I encourage you to check out St. Jude, and consider donating, even just a $10 one time gift.
Well, in the spirit of giving, I’d also like to give something to one of you my readers this holiday season.  I know you all love miles and points or you wouldn’t be reading this. So what you do think I’ll be giving you, but of course some miles/points.  The winner can choose two (2) of the following gifts:


  1. 1,000 Continental miles
  2. 1,000 United miles
  3. 1,000 British Airways miles
  4. 1,000 Korean Air miles
  5. 1,000 Marriott points
  6. 1,000 Hyatt points
  7. 1,000 Priority Club points
  8. 1,000 Amtrak points

So for this Miles Momma Christmas Giveaway, here is what you need to do to be officiallyentered:

1.  Subscribe either via email or reader  to my blog (if not already)
2.  Like me on Facebook (if you haven’t already)
3.  Leave a comment on this post.  Tell me what you would like to learn more about in the coming year or what you need help with most in the miles & points world.
Be sure to leave yourfirst name, last initial and email address in your post so I can make contact with you.  You can enter from now until December 31, 2011.  The winner will be announced New Year’s Day!

Like my first Miles Momma promo, I will have my children draw the winner from all the entries.  They had so much fun helping last month, so I thought I’d let them help again.  I really think old school is much more fun than a random computer drawing.  A bit more work but it’s a fun project for me & my kiddos.
Enjoy your holiday time with your family and don’t forget to GIVE!
Remember we all have something to give!

From my home to yours!

Special thanks to for hosting my giveaway.


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