The holidays are my favorite time of year. Although it can get pretty hectic, there is nothing like seeing the different lights and decorations everywhere to bring out the holiday spirit. My family actually starts decorating in November! We waste no time!
Besides the amazing food and beautiful decor, I look forward to celebrating and being reunited with all of my loved ones. I come from a big family and there is never a dull moment or a plate not being served.
This year however, everyone's schedules have been crazy and some of my family members won't be able to make it for the holidays, including my grandmother.
Although physically she won't be able to join us, I still wanted to do something special and send her a little gift through The UPS Store.
I conveniently have The UPS store a block away from my house. I brought in all my gifts, placed them in a box and shipped them to my grandmother in Peru. It was that easy and hassle free. It'll be a nice surprise when she receives the box of goodies, since she has no idea I'm sending her anything!
I think she'll love the picture frame I got her. I put the beautiful picture we took together at her 80th birthday party in a mint colored frame- her favorite color!
Besides knowing my package will get to my grandma without any trouble thanks to The UPS Store, I love that they are giving back to people less fortunate.
This year, The UPS Store network is the exclusive sponsor of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, an initiative helping give less fortunate children the ability to compete academically and succeed in life by providing them direct access to resources that will enhance their ability to read and communicate effectively.
Through December 31st, participating The UPS Store locations will support the Toys for Tots Literacy Program with an in-center donation card drive. Every donation helps purchase books for local children in need, making it easy and inexpensive to share holiday joy with those less fortunate.
What a great initiative for this holiday season!
The UPS Store is also hosting the 5 Days of Giftmas, a fun interactive guessing game where customers have a chance to win some exciting prizes. There will be one Facebook Live game each day Dec. 11-15 at 2 p.m. ET.
Follow The UPS Store brand Facebook page and to play along!
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