That time of the year once more, Xmas gifts. Help

by jam 14 Replies latest jw friends

  • blondie

    We do Secret Santa at work, it's voluntary, you make a list of 5 items under $15, put your name on it and put it in a hat. After all in, each picks out one list and picks one of the five items to buy for the listed person.

    We used to do a Secret Santa on JWN but interest has dropped.

  • tornapart

    How about all clubbing together and buying some children's toys to donate to a local children's home?

  • Faithful Witness
    Faithful Witness

    I have 2 ideas for you to consider:

    Last year, my sister donated a flock of chickens or something like that, in our name to a charity that helps the poor in 3rd world countries. I thought that was pretty cool. Now we get a catalog, and there are lots of choices. will even send you a little gift notification card, that you can present to your family member. You can donate sheep, goats, llamas, ducks, pigs, cows, chickens... We will be doing that for my sister this year, since she has shown that this is a charity she cares about.

    Toys for Tots is a charity that donates toys to needy children. They are delivered by the US Marines on Christmas Eve.

    A quick search online, will give you many results for charities that need money during the holidays (and all year). You could tell your family members (adults) that you will be donating to charity in their name, and suggest that you would like them to do the same. It could be fun to see what everyone comes up with... exchange greeting cards with a note inside, explaining the gift that was given in your family member's name.

  • jam

    All excellent ideas folks, thanks a lot. Each of your suggestion I will

    bring them up at the family Thanksgiving dinner. Maybe I will ask

    the JW side of the family to donate. LOL

  • Faithful Witness
    Faithful Witness

    Good luck with that!

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