Winter doesn’t just bring snow and cold weather. With it also comes the festive season that many have been waiting for the whole year. Even though we often perceive Christmas merely as a holiday to give and receive gifts, spend time with our families and decorate our homes, it never hurts to include more meaning into the holiday. Such as using this special occasion to help others by giving back. If you take the time to look around, you’ll notice plenty of opportunities to do so and most of them are rather simple. For instance, buying a hilarious calendar for yourself or a loved one to help out puppies in need. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?

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January

Image credits: Lucky Bulldogs Rescue

Recently, a nonprofit organization Lucky Bulldogs Rescue went viral for an amazing fundraising idea. They created a 2020 calendar called ‘Dad Bods & Rescue Dogs’. The calendar was shot by the shelter’s volunteer and board member, Lyndsey Wright.

Image credits: Lucky Bulldogs Rescue

Image credits: Lucky Bulldogs Rescue

“A handful of people were throwing around fundraising ideas and I said I could shoot a calendar (I’m a full time Newborn and Family photographer). Someone mentioned something about dad bods and another Board Member (Founder, Stacy Perkins) said Dad Bods & Rescue Dogs and I was instantly sold on the idea!” she told Bored Panda.

February

Image credits: Lucky Bulldogs Rescue

To make this idea come to life, Wright had to find volunteer models but that wasn’t a hard task

March

Image credits: Lucky Bulldogs Rescue

“I made a post on my personal Facebook page telling people what we were doing because I knew I had some friends who would be great for this project. One of the models is a photography client. I mentioned during their session if he’d be willing to model and we did it right then and there after their family photos!” she said.

April

Image credits: Lucky Bulldogs Rescue

Once the photos for the calendar were published, it became a big hit on the internet and people couldn’t stop sharing them.

May

Image credits: Lucky Bulldogs Rescue

Image credits: Lucky Bulldogs Rescue

“Most people absolutely love it and think it’s hilarious, which was absolutely the point!” Wright said.

June

Image credits: Lucky Bulldogs Rescue

However, some people started raising questions about why they picked ‘dad’ bods instead of ‘mom’ bods.

July

Image credits: Lucky Bulldogs Rescue

“Some have made comments about why we don’t include “Mom Bods,” but that answer is pretty simple in my opinion… This calendar is about the dogs; the Dad Bods are just included to make it comical and unique. I can’t imagine a Mom Bods & Rescue Dogs calendar would be very well received by the public. This was just a bunch of regular guys who are friends or clients of mine who were up for poking a little fun at themselves and helping me out for a good cause. It wasn’t meant to be a body positivity thing, it was meant to be a dog thing with a funny twist,” the photographer explains.