Wednesday, November 08, 2006

*alternative Christmas giving*

We've done this for the past few years with some of the people for whom we buy gifts; it's not for everyone, and although I would be quite happy if all of the gifts I received were alternative, I understand that some people like to have a present for themselves at Christmas!! Anyway, although I'm sure all of my regular readers will already be aware of alternative giving, I just thought I'd post details of a few of the different sites where life-giving, alternative gifts can be purchased. I had fun trying to explain to my (now) 95 year-old grandparents why I had 'bought' them a goat a couple of years ago. I think they got it!!!

*Click on the name of the organisation to be taken to their site*

Oxfam
Oxfam


World Vision
World Vision


Unicef
Unicef


Life-giving Gifts
Life-giving Gifts


Christian Aid
Christian Aid


Save the Children
Save the Children



Practical Presents
Practical Presents


The gifts that keep on giving - peace out, people!!

7 comments:

Maria said...

Such a lovely idea and something I would love to do. Sadly lacking in family members to buy for - Saves me a fortune in pressies though.

The girlies always do the Christmas shoebox and they are raring to go xxx

toya said...

wow, great ideas!

jake said...

Having had a goat as a pet in my teens... I would say you can buy me a goat anytime hon. Then I remember what it was like :-) Lol!!

(wonderful idea btw)

jk x

tod said...

fabulous. We have so much compared with others. Our Episcopal church raises funds for The Heifer Project.

Ann(i)e said...

Thanks for all the links my dear!! It's such an awesome thing to do!

Kirsty said...

lovely idea - although I have very inforgiving family mebers so thats out of the window for them.

i'll buy mark a tree for his 40th though, to go in the garden and in time he can build a house in it to go and sleep in when he is getting on my nerves xx

Anam said...

its a fab idea - my aunt buys me worms every year - its for vegatables manure projects in aftrica. I often buys goats too. its such a fab idea. when fay egts older - engouh to understand we'll do shoeboxes with her (currently we do one in her name) we also are stariung a books for kids project here in canada. thanksfully i have a fabby family & friends who get that sort of thing