As the holidays approach, thoughts turn to the hustle and bustle of the shopping, planning, cleaning, cooking, and more that comes along with the season.
But this year it's not time to focus on that, it's time to realize that it's the season for giving.
No, not the latest and greatest toy or gadget in the stores, it's the season for giving the gift of clean drinking water to those who are in need, thanks to Nautica.
Everyone wants to look fashionable for all of the holiday photos that are taken and Nautica, the brand that has been a modern American classic for nearly 30 years, is sharing the gift of holiday style with your family while also supporting a great cause at the same time.
Just launched on November 7, Nautica's Holiday Well Wishes Photo Project is a way that you can add that style along with substance to your holiday pictures.
As part of the Holiday Well Wishes Photo Project, Nautica will donate $5,000 to charity: water to fund a project that will provide clean drinking water for a community.
Charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Almost a billion people on the planet don't have access to clean drinking water and unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. That's a scary statistic, isn't it?
So this year you can support charity: water and join in the Holiday Well Wishes Photo Project by simply uploading a holiday photo of your family wearing Nautica to Nautica's Facebook wall and leave a message telling them how your family gives back during the holidays.
Now, won't you join me?
However, if you need to stock up on some new Nautica apparel for your family portrait first, they are offering a coupon to do so! From now through November 14, 2011, use the discount code BLOG30 when you order from Nautica.com and you'll receive 30% off of your entire order (excludes watches, home items and fragrance). What a great way to support a good cause while picking up items for winter, as a holiday gift, or more.
Although the promo code is only good for one week, you can upload your Nautica family photos in support of charity: water all holiday season long. Don't miss this opportunity to send "well" wishes to a community in need - head over to the Holiday Well Wishes Photo Project today!
And, thanks to the generosity of Nautica, one person will be able to add a little extra quality, design and value to their family's wardrobe as well, because...
One lucky person will win a $25 gift certificate to Nautica.com!
To enter to win: Tell me how your family gives back during the holidays.
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A big thank you to Nautica for providing a gift certificate for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.