A Christmas Challenge

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Image from World Vision

I really love Christmas. And I really love Christmas shopping (because I just plain love shopping in general. I actually get excited to go grocery shopping. Even just for bread.)

But lately I've been really conscious of the fact that while I do love Target how much more of my money do they need? This Christmas I would rather see our resources poured into some more worthy causes. So I super excited to find this blog post earlier today. 

By buying Christmas gifts from companies/individuals that support social causes our money not only makes a positive lasting impact but we are able to spread the word about social injustice and empower people to do something about it. 

And these two awesome women have already done the work for me! They created a pinboard on Pinterest with tons of awesome links to great gifts. Seriously good stuff (especially the further you scroll down the page). Check it out.

I'm challenging myself to buy as many of our Christmas gifts from these, and other, socially conscious groups as I can. 
Hope you will join me.


Stephanie said...

love this!

Linda Z said...

I really love this idea, Anna. So many pretty things on this Pinterest page. I'm going to have to think about this for my shopping.

We kind of keep things low key at Christmas. We have a tradition of drinking hot cocoa, reading the Christmas story, and then letting each member of the family choose where they want to donate $... like Samaritan's Purse, Life Water, pregnancy help clinics, and International Justice Mission. It's my favorite part of the day. :) Then the kiddos open their presents.

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