I received a $200 gift card from the NWA Mall and its management company as well as gift cards to use in the giveaways as compensation for this post. All opinions, pictures and experiences are my own.
When I was a teenager and even in my 20s, I would usually use my birthday money to purchase Christmas gifts for family and friends. I know that Christmas isn’t about getting stuff, but giving gifts is a way to demonstrate that we value someone in our life by picking out something we think they would like.
Over the years I also would try to participate in some form of “giving back,” especially Angel Tree through the Salvation Army in Northwest Arkansas. I love the idea of showing a child that an adult out there cares enough to help them have a nice Christmas. I know the kids from Angel Tree don’t know usually that their gifts are donated, but I figure it’s a way of helping the child’s parent(s) and that’s enough. I don’t see it as charity, I see it as community.
With living in Northwest Arkansas, I have plenty of shopping options. I love the Northwest Arkansas Mall because it’s climate-controlled and has a lot of variety. There’s local stores and national chains. I also appreciate the great variety in the Food Court, where I can get everything from American, Chinese, Italian or Greek food.
I was thrilled to work with the mall recently to highlight holiday shopping opportunities, including the chance to participate in Angel Tree. And guess what? The Angel Tree project was extended to Dec. 10 so there’s still time. I’m also partnering with the NWA Mall to offer four gift cards to stores in the mall. See below for those giveaway opportunities. Continue Reading →