Last year I posted a holiday gift guide
and had intentions to do the same this year.
But I am really struggling to find good,
environmentally friendly, gifts that aren't silly.
(or insanely expensive)
I've come to the conclusion that maybe this Christmas
should be about giving a gift that benefits
more than just the reciever.
Does someone on your list love dogs or cats?
make a donation in their name
to the local no-kill shelter.
or better yet- sponsor a dog/cat
for them, so they can go visit it.
Can you do something crafty?
Make your own gifts!
I'm making felt squid
and painted glass ornaments
for the folks on my lists.
Can't do something crafty?
let the artists on etsy do it for you!
give your money directly to the artist
instead of the large corporation!
Last Christmas I comissioned
a painting for the boyfriend
and it felt good knowing that
I was helping Erika out as well.
All of these options,
along with donations to
just about any legit cause,
are the perfect way to give twice.
and thats really what Christmas is about, right?