Confronting the Christmas Quandary

You want to acknowledge those you love, but not encourage materialism; to give meaningful gifts without imposing an obligation to reciprocate; to rise above the canned opulence of the holidays and focus on the “reason for the season.”

Children of impoverished families, such as these siblings in Guyana, would be elated to receive a hygiene kit or coloring kit!
Children of impoverished families, such as these siblings in Guyana, would be elated to receive a hygiene kit or coloring kit!

You want to slam the brakes on that barreling train of twisted tradition that makes you either spend too much or too little and feel bad either way.

Now you can.

Through GiftsThatGlorify.org you can send a care package to a poor child or family in honor of a loved one. The website also helps you tactfully ask others to send gifts to the poor in your name in lieu of the typical present.

We’re not talking cash donations (though you can certainly donate toward any project in someone’s honor at any time). GiftsThatGlorify offers specific gifts to be shipped to the poor in developing countries, at a price range that starts at ten bucks.

For example, for only $10 you (or your loved ones) can sponsor a mosquito net to be sent to a poor family in a malaria-prone country. Considering that a child dies every 30 seconds from malaria—in Africa alone—that small gift is truly a life-saver. Anyway, you do it all online, and the website generates a personalized Christmas card explaining the gift.

In this way, the poor and needy get the gifts—things they could not even begin to afford; you and your loved ones exchange cards explaining those gifts; and your mutual “good will toward men” trumps the temporal and glorifies God.

Why not start a new tradition? Check out GiftsThatGlorify.org now!


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