*I partnered with Picture Keeper Connect on this post and it has been sponsored in compliance with FTC requirements. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

The season of giving is just around the corner! It’s not only a season of gift giving but also the season of acts of kindness. During the holidays, we tend to find more time for others and tend to give without a thought of getting something in return. Our family likes to share kindness all year round but we do like to give back more during the holidays. I think that it’s also important to show your kids how a random act of kindness can make people happy and maybe even make their day.

There are usually two things we do during the holidays – donate toys and food. We love to go shopping for toys and let our daughter choose gifts for the kids who are less fortunate. I really like to see how she takes her time and chooses the toys with care. As she still believes in Santa, we tell her that this way she can help out Santa. After we have all the gifts ready, we wrap them in cheerful paper and then take them to places where they collect toys. It’s amazing to see the boxes full of toys and the kindness of people who want to make kids happy!

We also donate food to our local food banks. During the months of November and December, most of the supermarkets have huge boxes waiting to be filled with food. There are usually volunteers sharing lists of products that are needed, so we’ll know exactly what to shop for. Now that Sofia knows how to read, she likes to take the list and hunt down all the products on the list. I really have to take a photo of her huge smile when she takes all the goods to the food bank volunteers.

Talking about taking photos, according to estimates from InfoTrends, people will take 1.2 trillion digital photos during 2017. This is an insane amount of photos! Our family takes tons of photos during the holidays – photos with Santa, with the family, opening the presents, school performances, beautiful Christmas decorations, crafts, holiday foods and the list goes on and on. Taking more photos means that we need more storage space on our mobile device as we never want to get the dreaded ‘insufficient storage’ error.

Picture Keeper Giveaway Win!

So this is where Picture Keeper Connect comes in handy. It is a perfect device for times when you need more storage space on your mobile device, transfer information from one device to other, or just want to have a backup copy of important files. The device itself is really tiny, a size of the pen drive but it’s really powerful and a great help in desperate situations.

What we love about Picture Keeper Connect:

  • super small and easy to carry around
  • needs no WiFi or data connection
  • needs no software to install
  • transfers files really fast
  • super easy to use
  • detects duplicate files
  • different storage capacities
  • no monthly fees
  • it’s secure as your files are not stored online

Picture Keeper Giveaway

Picture Keeper Connect would make a perfect gift for:

  • photographers
  • bloggers
  • event planners
  • non-tech-savvy people
  • people constantly on-the-go
  • teens

You can purchase the Picture Keeper Connect for $119.99, or right now, my friends over at Picture Keeper are giving my readers 40% OFF their order by simply using the promo code: HOMELIFEABROAD40.

For more information, visit the Picture Keeper website or follow Picture Keeper on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also check out how we used Picture Keeper during our summer holidays.

Picture Keeper Giveaway!

And at last, here is the giveaway I mentioned above! Picture Keeper Connect wants to help you with giving back this holiday season! That’s why they are giving away two $250 Visa gift cards & two Picture Keeper Connect 16GB to one lucky winner. One for you to keep & one for you to gift!

What are you waiting for? Enter now!

 Picture Keeper Season of Giving Giveaway

*Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. Open worldwide, must be 18+.  This giveaway starts November 1st, 201,7 and will end on December 15th, 2017at 11:59 pm EST. Confirmed winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to the winner of the giveaway. 

How do you like to give back this holiday season?