We can all breathe a little easier now that Christmas has come and gone because by now you are probably back in the swing of normalcy and weekly routines. To some the holidays are a reflective season, one that imprints memories both old and new. Maybe you are like me and you are trying to reminisce times of unapologetic togetherness and warmth of family, or maybe you are engulfed by the busyness of creating the memories you want for your own family.

One practice that we at TakeHold Printing want to be known for in 2014 is the act of sacrificial giving. Although it goes against the grain and intent of our Americanized society, the truth is that giving is much more gratifying and rewarding than receiving. We decided to start off 2014 with something a little different, meaning we will be donating a percentage of our profits to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

According to St. Jude’s (2013) their mission is simply this:

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.

So, by now I assume you are wondering that magical question..why? Why would we pick St. Jude’s among so many terrific organizations? The truth is that we appreciate their main mission is to confront disease head on despite race, gender, or financial ability and that their love for children compels them to fight relentlessly for a cure. We feel a passion for giving to this organization and allowing our customers to be a part of the process because that is where the true connect lies. We hope our small act of generosity will inspire you to begin a dialog within yourself and search for what truly matters. Find a cause, one that stirs your heart, and join the fight. Because despite the initial sting of sacrifice you might feel, the feeling of unwavering dedication to a cure, ending world hunger, or orphans, etc. supersedes any momentary “feeling” that your new gadget from Christmas might provide.

Want more information pertaining to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital or how you can lend a helping hand? Visit http://www.stjude.org/waystohelp