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yveskleinsky

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I had originally posted this idea under MJ's "Ultimate Gift" movie thread, but thought it might be more of a conversation starter here.

As the holiday season approaches, and most of us find ourselves in that weird position of giving co-workers/employees/out-of-state family some sort of gift or gift card to show that we are thinking of them. Usually this gift is anywhere from $20-$100 which means (if you're like me) you run out to the store and grab a bottle of wine or chocolates or a scarf- or all three! ...But what if you were to give a gift that would really make a person smile and felt really personal? Here's my idea, and what I'm going to be doing with friends and co-workers and out-of-state family from now on, (and about half of them are going to do the same!) We are going to email each other with a list of our favorite non-profits and then the person giving the gift will donate time, money or both to the charity as a gift to that person. ...So for example, my charities are the humane society and hospice. I asked my mom to just send me a nice card detailing what she did for each charity- as well as an updated photo of herself. Doing this helps so many people...warm fuzzies all around!

Would donating time/money to a charity in lieu of a gift appeal to you? ...It could also just be part of a gift, for those of you (like my husband) who are banking on a new treadmill and ipod for Christmas! :)
 

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yveskleinsky

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lol- Whatever works! ...The idea of giving something valuable (time) to a good cause has somehow morphed to include an ugly Christmas sweater contest (I think that thought was to spend less on a gift, but only in my family would someone link up the two ideas!). The whole premise to the ugly Christmas sweater idea is that you can't spend more than $10 on a sweater, but you do have creative license to decorate it however you want. I can't wait! Now, I just need to find about 1000 jingle bells, 100 red bows, 50 little green tree air fresheners (pine scented of course) and some flashing lights, and I'm all set!
 

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