Do you dread the trip to the mall? Why not try something different this year and not go at all? There are so many gifts that are rendered useless after a short while, so why not give a gift that means something more than material things?
One of the most memorable gifts I’ve received came last Christmas when a friend of mine made a donation in my name to the Heifer Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting sustainability and self-reliance.
I like to think of Christmas as the season where the kind of giving is to people who are really in need. It should be a time to really appreciate what we have and help those who don’t have much to value at all.
Not sure what organization to give to? This site can get you started.