Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Day 9, 25 Days of Christmas Tips

9) Charitable Gifts
Instead of buying meaningless trinkets for friends and family just to check them off your list, consider donating to a charitable organization in their name. Or you could support stores that support the disadvantaged. My grandmother used to buy a Christmas decoration for me every year when she was alive from Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade store that empowers artisans from disadvantaged countries. The work is all hand-crafted and amazingly beautiful. In fact, I keep some of my Christmas stuff up all year from them because it's just too unique to hide in a box 11 months out of the year. I hope this becomes a Christmas tradition for all of you!

1 comment:

Brandon and Jenny said...

Hey, we went to the website (Ten Thousand Villages) and you can get cool stuff from all over Guatemala - some of it very near where we live. HOW COOL!

What a great, great idea. Given the time, though, we'll just buy stuff here!