Warm Wishes from Tim Hortons and Big Daddy Kreativ for the Holidays! #WarmWishes

Warm Wishes from Tim Hortons and Big Daddy Kreativ for the Holidays! #WarmWishes
28 Nov 2014

It’s Black Friday…

… and I’m celebrating by staying at home and enjoying a Tim Hortons dark roast, while everyone else rushes out to do their discount shopping. I am taking advantage of some of the sales online, but waiting in long lineups, or trying to find a parking spot at a busy mall is not at the top of wish list… ever.

warm wishes craig swag

With the cold weather, my need for warm beverages increases with each degree on the thermometer. Just like enjoying a cold glass of water in the summer, I love to have a hot mug of tea or coffee by my side while I work in the winter… pretty much all day.

warm wishes craig holding red cup in car

I’m pretty lucky in that my work allows me to work at home. My home office has a gas fireplace. Together with a hot cup of tea or coffee, I couldn’t ask for a better work atmosphere. Yay for Tims at home!

warm wishes craig with tim card

Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton

A couple days ago, I went into Hamilton to visit a friend of mine. We went to Tim Hortons for a coffee.

warm wishes tim hortons sign

While we were chatting, I realized how close we were to the new Tim Hortons Field, where the Hamilton Tiger Cats play. After we finished our coffees, I drove past the new stadium. It is still being worked on, but it is agreat addition to Hamilton. I’m looking forward to seeing many games, and staying warm drinking hot Timmies beverages during the games.

warm wishes at tim hortons field

$25 Tim Hortons Warm Wishes Gift Card Giveaway!

The folks at Tim Hortons have graciously given me $25 Gift Cards to give away to 5 lucky readers of my blog, as part of the #WarmWishes campaign.

To qualify for the contest, you must comment on this post, something you do for your community. It can be volunteering at a local food bank, helping out at your church or kid’s school, helping out at a retirement home, or something else that brings #WarmWishes to others.

Bonus Entries!

For 25 bonus entries, post a picture on Instagram of who you would like to share a Tim Hortons Dark Roast or Steeped Tea with. Make sure you tag @TimHortons, @BigDaddyKreativ, and use the hashtag #WarmWishes (all three must be done to qualify – yes, I will be checking!). If you don’t have a picture of them handy, just creep their Facebook pics… I’m sure they won’t mind.

warm wishes blue cup

More Bonus Entries!

For another opportunity at 25 bonus entries, post a picture of yourself drinking from one of the cool new #WarmWishes Tim Hortons cups. Again, to qualify, make sure you tag @TimHortons, @BigDaddyKreativ, and use the hashtag #WarmWishes (all three must be done to qualify – and yes, I will be checking on this one too!).

Names will be drawn on Saturday, December 13th. Winners will be contacted over the December 13th-14th weekend.

Enter here:

Warm Wishes Wendy with cup

Good luck!

Big Daddy

Disclaimer: I am a Tim Hortons #Timfluencer (ambassador)

If you would like me to review your product, send me an email at craig@bigdaddykreativ.ca or find me on “the twitter” at @BigDaddyKreativ


Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.


  1. I volunteer at school, church and coach my kids soccer teams!

  2. I help organize the Adopt-a-Family program at work.
    Also, I personally donate money and clothing to The Salvation Army.

  3. Since we just got 50cm of snow here over the past 48 hours here in Lake Louise – I’m heading out after work and helping shovel driveways and paths around town!

  4. I help at my church on a regular basis. Tomorrow i will be there decorating the sanctuary for Christmas, But, i also serve at community dinners, help with Sunday School and deliver our church newspaper, and visit the sick and shut in…It’s the least I can do for a church that has been part of my life for nearly 25 years.

  5. Yesterday I was at the deli counter getting lunch meats for the family….Canada post worker walked up and I told the girl “Hes working and Im not so take his order and I will finish when hes done”. Not only were they floored by my gesture, the clerk couldnt stop thanking me how nice that was! Canada Post guy was also very grateful.

  6. I give to the local food bank and the local Happy tree.
    Florence C

  7. I donate clothes and food in my town. I will also be donating toys this holiday season.

  8. I volunteer at the Oakville Hospital and my church. Love both places!

  9. I make a difference in my community by donating clothes to various charities.

  10. We usually choose a family in need to anonymously drop gifts off to.

  11. I donate to the food bank. We also shovel the driveways of some of our neighbours who need a little help.

  12. I helped my neighbor shovel her driveway. #WarmWishes

  13. my kids and I bake treats and give them to our nieghbours for the holidays. We also prepare shoeboxes full of great treats and necessities for children in need! Loving Tim Horton’s new holiday cups!

  14. I am putting together gifts for the people I work with who I know can use a little “extra” during the holiday season!

  15. I always donate to the goodwill and toy drive.

  16. I volunteer at the outdoor rink and make regular donations to the food bank

  17. Darci Paice-Bailey : November 29, 2014 at 12:07 am

    At work we adopt a family and fill the requests so much fun!

  18. MyBitsandBleeps : November 29, 2014 at 12:46 am

    We donate clothes, food, and toys to the women’s shelter and to the out of the cold program

  19. donate to the local food bank

  20. I donate to the local food bank, donate to charity, volunteer my time in our small town

  21. (Carey Hurst ) I donate a lot of stuff. I love to coupon fairy everywhere I go and help people save money they were buying anyway, yes I look in peoples carts to see if I have a coupon for them lol. Just yesterday I used my GC at Timmie’s for a treat for my little one and left the card for the vehicle behind me to use it up was enough left for a coffee . I love gifting things I win. #WarmWishes

  22. We do cash and food donate to our local food bank. We also donate clothes and baby items to a women’s shelter as well. danceswithpucks at gmail dot com

  23. I donate food and toys

  24. I think I bring warmth to others, by doing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child! :) It probably brings me as much warmth to do it as it does for them to receive them!

  25. i give to local womens shelter quite often

  26. billiondollarprincesss : November 29, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    I do a lot of donating, clothes and participate in toy and food drives.

  27. by donating any goods that I no longer need, and also donate to the food bank monthly

  28. Belinda McNabb : November 29, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    We donate food to food banks during the year and clothing. At christmas we donate food and toys

  29. I help out & donate goods to the food bank

  30. I usually go through my gentle used winter jackets,mitts and hats and donate them to the local shelters.Sometimes I’ll buy extra blankets and drop them off at the women shelters.

  31. we donate clothing & toys to various organizations, we also donate to the food bank. Our family has also volunteered at the food bank

  32. Canvassing door-to door for causes!

  33. I’m a snow angel for my elderly neighbour!

  34. We always donate to the animal shelter , animals need to be remembered on the holidays to

  35. Aimée Robison : November 30, 2014 at 8:33 am

    I donate toys to the local Toy Drive :)

  36. We volunteer for different organizations – donate to causes we believe in and are dear to our heart, and shovel walks for neighbours that are not able

  37. We donate food, clothes and toys each year.

  38. I volunteer at a nearby animal rescue and donate clothes and food quite regularly.

  39. I donate clothing and food. And Christmas gifts at this time of year.

  40. I donate to my local food bank every year

  41. missbobloblaw : December 1, 2014 at 5:01 am

    We donate to various groups to help with their holiday hampers.

  42. Nicolthe pickle : December 1, 2014 at 7:16 am

    We make cookies for people in the community.

  43. Make christmas hampers for families through the local women’s shelter

  44. We donate food and clothing every few months. And I volunteer at charity events when I can.

  45. We are donating clothes and toys to the charity

  46. I treat my coworkers to coffee regularly, I donate to local shelters and foobanks and I volunteer in my community! Also the regular pay it forward in the drive thru at Tims.

  47. Jennifer Higgins Thornton : December 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I am a Girl Guide leader. We do service projects throughout the year, but this month we are caroling at a Senior’s home.

  48. We also support the Humane Society..by adopting (8), by donating, and volunteering

  49. we donate to the salvation army every year (merzibz@hotmail.com)

  50. Nicolthe pickle : December 2, 2014 at 11:41 am

    We give to the food bank.

  51. Katrina Brady : December 2, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Every Christmas we donate to the food bank, we give unwrapped new toys for kids and we adopt a family sweetpeg@gmail.com

  52. Darci Paice-Bailey : December 2, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    We bring warm clothes to the mens transition house : #warmwishes for all!

  53. I make a difference by doing random acts of kindness when I can…. like paying parking meters or for someone’s coffee behind me at the drive-thru

  54. I literally just donated to the food bank as my #WarmWishes to others

  55. I donate food every year before Christmas to several charities!

  56. Shovel my neighbor’s pathway.

  57. Nicolthe pickle : December 3, 2014 at 5:33 am

    We share food with others. #warmwishes

  58. flowerchild23 : December 3, 2014 at 8:32 am

    We donate to our local food bank.

  59. Aimée Robison : December 4, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Donate to the local food bank.

  60. we donate to the food bank and toys to the toy mountain for the kids

  61. We dontate to local food bank. #warmwishes

  62. I donate to the local food bank, pet shelters and we volunteer to pet shelters as well.

  63. by donating food and clothes

  64. Chris Stockford : December 4, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Donate to the local food bank.

  65. helping my son’s friend with her children well she studies.

  66. I love paying for someone’s coffee without them knowing, then watching the excitement on their face that someone thought of them. That makes my day!

  67. help my neighbours when I can

  68. We donate to the food bank and during the holidays we make up tins of Christmas goodies for some seniors we know that have no family.

  69. We donate regularly including my husband donating blood. I have volunteered at a daycare as well…

  70. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard : December 4, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I made cookies and brought them to work to share #WarmWishes

  71. The thing we do most often is donating to local food banks and shelters. There are all kinds of wonderful programs in the city to help.

  72. Every year I give all my samples to the women’s shelter, volunteer Christmas for the Turkey dinner and adopt a single Mother and child for the Christmas Bureau.

  73. We donate to the foodbank, and I help out at the school a lot when I can. And perhaps more subtly, we regularly talk to people we don’t know, especially those who are older, as we feel that they could be lacking contact, and may need a little conversation.

  74. I donate clothes and books to the women’s shelter and food to the food bank.

  75. I give to my local foodbank on a weekly basis because people need to eat every day. I post every month about a special Canadian. We give gifts in November in memory of my son. We hand out food every day for the 4 months that we’re in Mexico and I give English classes for free. This year, I want to offer a weekly movie night in our garage for our neighbours. We try and make a difference locally (wherever we are in the world) and are open to more ways we can help. We support Tim Hortons and their charitable actions.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  76. We donate weekly to our local food hamper

  77. Nicolthe pickle : December 5, 2014 at 7:20 am

    We share food. #warmwishes

  78. I volunteer for Homefront Cancer Services in Stoney Creek, we loan out equipment, provide necessary bandages and provide rides to doctors appointments and hospital appointments

  79. BobbiJo Pentney : December 5, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I crochet mittens and hats for kids at school who have none.

  80. zeta_mcmillan : December 5, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    give to the food bank

  81. We donate food to the local Human Society for pets in need #WarmWishes

  82. I volunteer for the Distress Centre :)

  83. Tea & Nail Polish : December 5, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    We regularly donate to our local food bank and help out with animal shelters too

  84. I donate to my local toy Christmas drive

  85. Nicolthe pickle : December 6, 2014 at 9:24 am

    We’re making peanut butter fudge to give away today.

  86. Patricia Ann Gaudio : December 6, 2014 at 11:30 am


  87. We donate to the foodbank

  88. We make winter Survival backpacks and hand out to the Homeless here in Calgary. We always put in a Tims GC so they can warm up with some Tasty Treats

  89. ivy pluchinsky : December 6, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    I give back in my community by volunteering, and donating to the food bank

  90. We always donate clothes we no longer want to charity!

  91. I makes Christmas cookies and brings them to my mother in law

  92. We donate clothes and household Items to the Diabetes Clothesline

  93. I always donate toys and clothes at the holidays , I also donate to the animal shelter , the animals need love to

  94. #WarmWishes We donate our gently used clothes and other items to Big Brother and Sisters

  95. Supporting local this year. Our wee town was severely hit by the 2013 flooding and are starting to rebuild. It’s so good to be part of how it is coming together.

  96. Alison Braidwood : December 7, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I sing at retirement and nursing homes with my chorus and quartet. Our concert tonight will raise money for palliative care.

  97. We volunteer at gift wrapping stations – the proceeds go toward a charity – and we make sure to donate more food to the food bank.

  98. We donate to the food banks as often as we can.

  99. I drive the neighbour to get groceries since they don’t have a car

  100. I pay it forward by buying the person behind me at Tim’s their coffee (not all the time of course)

  101. #WarmWishes Well i guess it’s been said already so its not unique, but I have paid for others in the Tim Horton’s lineup behind me.

  102. We donate clothes and household Items every three months to the Diabetes Clothesline

  103. I donate handmade products to animal causes so they can be sold for financial support.

  104. valerie darsigny : December 8, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    I am part of my kids school concil since 2 years (I am the secretary for the concil) and I am volunteer for all the activities and the help they need. I give they a lot of my time. I also bring stuff at the food bank everytime I can (not only at christmas)

  105. I help at the school my kids go to by going on field trips. I also help at my church every week with the kids program

  106. Nicolthe pickle : December 8, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I made peanut butter fudge for an elderly gentleman today.

  107. I donate used clothes and toys to goodwill

  108. Donated to the food bank today

  109. I donated my old car today to help the kidney foundation and help a local family in need every Christmas

  110. We volunteer

  111. We volunteer at a soup kitchen on Xmas morning and donate to our local food banks.

  112. #WarmWishes I canvass door to door for The Canadian Cancer Society

  113. Nicolthe pickle : December 9, 2014 at 8:19 am

    My #warmwishes is what someone did for me yesterday. Someone gave my daughter a pair of winter boots. They didn’t know how much she needed them. But I did. Truly warm wishes.

  114. #WarmWishes I try to be kind and honest

  115. Tea & Nail Polish : December 9, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Volunteering my time and adopting a family at Christmas

  116. I donate to the local humane society. #WarmWishes I brought a pregnant stray cat in from the cold – took care of her and the babies until they were old enough to be adopted. I found homes for all of them including the mom. I donate clothes to charity. I try to help anyone in need.

  117. We help out with the food bank, sponsoring families and we are actually donating to a single mom in a really tough situation

  118. I help out at my local food cupboard by making gift baskets for Christmas. I also donate some stuff for them to help other people.

  119. Nicolthe pickle : December 10, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Today we’re going to go and shovel out some people.

  120. Tea & Nail Polish : December 10, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Just have time for people, shovel a neighbours sidewalk or simply say hello

  121. I help out a the food bank

  122. I volunteered at the community garden in my city this summer.

  123. I make a difference by supporting my community hall and donating to local charities

  124. We adopted a senior for Christmas, so we give them Christmas gifts. we hope that our small gesture will bring a smile to our senior’s face, and help make their Christmas a bit brighter.

  125. Tea & Nail Polish : December 11, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Donating to local charities

  126. Nicolthe pickle : December 11, 2014 at 11:12 am

    We share food with others. #warmwishes

  127. #WarmWishes we donate to an animal shelter

  128. #WarmWishes At the holidays I take tins of homemade baking to seniors that I know who have no family around.

  129. Tea & Nail Polish : December 12, 2014 at 5:57 am

    The little thiings every day like shovelling their snow before they get home so they don’t have to do it

  130. Nicolthe pickle : December 12, 2014 at 6:54 am

    We shared our extra coats and scarves with people.

  131. #WarmWishes we like to share baking with others

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