Christmas is a special time. I recently became a dad, so I am looking forward to spending a first Christmas with our baby son.
The festive season is also a time for sharing. As we remember those less fortunate than us, I'm proud to support Oxfam Ireland's Unwrapped range of alternative Christmas gifts, to help families in emergency crises and extreme poverty worldwide.
This has been an incredibly challenging year for the people Oxfam are trying to help. War and conflict has forced millions more people from their homes and everything they knew.
Earthquakes, cyclones and other extreme weather events have destroyed lives and livelihoods that people worked so hard to build. People just like me and you, but who now have the odds stacked against them.
Oxfam shops across Northern Ireland are offering a wide-range of Unwrapped gifts that give back, making a positive impact on the lives of people.
One of them, Care for a Baby, provides life-saving aid, from the youngest family member to the oldest, helping them with what's needed most, like food, clean water, shelter and sanitation.
Unwrapped gifts are available at your local Oxfam shop as a printed gift card and can also be purchased online at www.oxfamireland.org/unwrapped, which also has e-card versions, or over the phone by calling 0800 0304055.
Please help those who have so little this Christmas to build a better future in 2016.
Oxfam Ireland Ambassador