No ideas for Christmas

by Anonymous
(Fullerton, CA)

One Christmas I had absolutely no idea what to get my family members. And the thought of braving the malls did nothing for my inspiration.

I had the idea that in lieu of exchanging gifts, we use the money that we would have spent on each other for a Christmas charity instead. This ended up being a wonderful idea because we ended up spending more time together working towards something that benefitted others.

We helped our church with a fundraiser dance-- helped out with selling tickets, serving food, the cleanup and we donated the gifts that were to be given during a raffle. The feeling of goodwill lasted beyond the opening of a gift!

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Dec 25, 2010
What a thoughtful Christmas memory!
by: Scott

Thanks so much for sharing! I'm sure that your family will remember the "gift of giving" well beyond the Christmas season.

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