This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
We've had the same bedtime routine for the last nine years. Even when JaMonkey was a baby, we would put her into comfy pajamas and read a story before bedtime. She now reads us the stories, but we've continued this with Peanut as well. Unfortunately, there are a lot of children that don't have this luxury so the Pajama Program with the help of Carter's works to solve that by providing warm pajamas and books to children in need. These are children that have been taken from their homes with only the clothing on their backs because those they trust most cannot care for them. They have to sleep in an unfamiliar place and are cold and afraid.
Carter’s will be accepting PJ donations in-store throughout the remainder of the year (12/31), and you can also make monetary donations at the register or online for the program. Your donation goes to help these children in your local community, as well as building reading centers around the country. Carter's makes the most comfortable girls and boys pajamas, and it is my go to shop for pajamas. I normally buy the sets that include a few pairs each season for the girls.
Every Christmas Eve we let the kids open up one present before bedtime. This has become our Jingle Jammies gift to them. It includes a cozy pair of Holiday pajamas, a new book to read at bedtime and some hot chocolate to make together when we snuggle up to read our new book. Peanut's room is frigid because it wasn't insulated properly, so I make sure she gets warm fleece to wear in case she uncovers herself while she's sleeping.
The thought that other children don't have warm pajamas and a bedtime story at night breaks my heart. It's something that we've done for so long that I take it for granted. That's why we donate to the Carter's Pajama Program each year. I think it's a great cause and something that I can easily help by giving right in store when I'm getting my daughter's their pajamas. During Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, Carter’s will match all PJ donations up to 100,000, both in-store and online. So please take a moment and give to this great cause.
Find a Carter's Store near you or donate online.