This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Capital One. All opinions are 100% mine.
Although the calendar still says it’s fall, the temperatures make it official enough to me: winter is here. We even had our first snowfall already! As we were digging out the winter coats, we started thinking about all those who don’t have the resources to stay warm during the bitter cold winter. Not just the homeless, but those who live in homes with inadequate heating, people who can’t afford the cost of electric to keep their houses warm and those who simply can’t fit a new winter coat for their growing children into their tight budgets.
Being cold isn’t just dangerous because of potential hypothermia, it affects every part of your body. Muscle aches from shivering, inability to concentrate on anything but finding a way to get warm, headaches and teeth damage from the constant chattering of your teeth- it’s a horrible feeling. We’ve all experienced it from time to time. For most of us, though, it’s temporary. We know that we’ll be warm once the car heats up, once we get inside the house, once we huddle down under our favorite blanket. Yet so many people don’t get to experience that relief. They are cold all winter long. That’s why our #WishforOthers is to see everyone who needs them get warm coats this holiday season.
As you can see, it’s already cold here! We’re so lucky to have a warm home and proper clothing for when we go out. We really want the same for others. Even something as simple as a warm coat, gloves and a hat can go a long way to keeping the bitter cold out.
Tell Capital One Your #WishForOthers
During the holidays, Capital One wants to hear your wish for others. Share it now through December 23rd on Twitter, Instagram or the Capital One Facebook page with the hashtag #WishForOthers and it just may come true. Not sure what to wish for? Visit the Wish For Others website to learn more and watch their beautiful introductory video. Wishes range from sweet and funny to utterly heartwrenching and beautiful. Each wish has one thing in common, though: it’s made for someone else. Why is Capital One doing this? Simply because they know that wishing for others and spreading joy is what the season is all about! They understand how good it makes us feel to give to those in need.
Are you feeling inspired to pass along your wish for others? Go ahead and submit your wish! You never know, it just may come true! Wouldn’t that make the holidays even more special?
What is your #WishForOthers? We’d love to hear about it. After you submit it to Twitter, Instagram or the Capital One Facebook page, come back here and tell us all about it in the comments!