This post was sponsored by T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
My parents instilled in me at an early age the importance of family. Every holiday we went to one of my Aunt’s and Uncle’s house’s to celebrate. And then I married into a family with similar traditions, except that family is triple the size! As a parent, I now have the opportunity to raise him similarly, that family is most important, they are there for you forever. Our son is above with us dads, and both sets of grandparents!
Here’s my son with eight of his nine first cousins:
This is just one part of the story, my mother-in-law is one of seven children, and Christmas Eve includes everyone, including my son’s 30 second cousins! Everyone lives close by, so he gets to grow up with both immediate family, and extended family, something I envy because there are multiple family members around his age, something that I did not have while growing up.
I am especially thrilled to be sharing this joyful holiday message thanks to T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods for another reason. They are all my favorite stores, that I have been writing about for years! I have seven ottomans from HomeGoods, many filed with extra bedding so we can host sleepovers with cousins! I live down the block from NYC’s Flatiron district where there is a Marshalls in the basement, and a T.J.Maxx upstairs. All our holiday gift purchases are accomplished at these stores with one visit, from clothes for the Aunts, to special Olive Oils for the cooks.! We have been saved many times thanks to these stores because we would shop on December 23rd!
Now T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods want to enhance your holiday gathering and have teamed up with Carla Hall to share her tips and tricks so you can focus on what matters most – family. I met Carla at a viewing of her show and have been a huge fan ever since!
Also, through November 28th, you can visit giftmygathering.com to enter this contest and share how T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods can help you gather with the people that matter most this holiday season! What a wonderful way to celebrate families! The Gift My Gathering contest inspires people to connect and celebrate what truly matters most – each other. Five families from across the U.S. can receive the opportunity to come together and celebrate at a holiday gathering! Please Enter the T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods “Gift My Gathering” contest! See the contest rules at the bottom of this page!
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Gift My Gathering is sponsored by The TJX Companies, Inc. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S., D.C. and Puerto Rico, 18 & older. Begins 8:00 a.m. ET on 11/13/17 & ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 11/28/17. For official rules, visit giftmygathering.com.