How great is this? For how many years has the materialization of Christmas been lamented? It’s probably equal to the number of years that have been considerably “worse” than the year previous.
Maybe it’s too late in your shopping season to consider using the World Vision Gift Catalog instead of the mall, but take a look and see if you’re inspired.
For $75 we can either gift someone The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy (Platinum Series Special Extended Edition) or provide a goat to a family in Kenya. A goat nourishes a family with fresh milk, cheese, and yogurt, and can offer a much-needed income boost by providing offspring and extra dairy products for sale at the market.
For $20 we can either gift someone Grey’s Anatomy – Season One or buy a share of a treadle pump for a family in Africa. This foot-powered water pump delivers the miracle of on-demand irrigation to farming families in countries like Malawi and Burundi, where many farmers carry buckets back and forth to water their crops.
I think you get the idea and I hope that we’re all able to work this approach to gifting in to this season and those to come.