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Christmas is not about giving gifts

My father-in-law is brilliant at giving things to African communities (where he used to volunteer) on behalf of family members via Send a Cow.
Since becoming aware of the excellent, vital work that Partners Relief Development does in Burma, Im who will win the next hoh on big brother keen on buying some presents from their gift catalogue this year.
Volunteering your time at a shelter or giving a meal to a family who cannot afford much is a wonderful experience and low cost.
I dont think this would have been the case if we had opened all of the gifts at one time.Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.Thank goodness for this here list.Maybe people who live alone, or students who live on spaghetti, or someone whos a bit shy or socially awkward.Anything you can give someone that will help them (in a way that suits their temperament and situation not just nagging, or passive aggressive hints, right?!) take the next step to making the world a better place themselves is a gift that keeps on giving.The newly acquired skills are a gift to yourself and your family.I dare you to take the 4 Gift Christmas Challenge this year : Something they want, something they need, something to wear.They take time but usually much less money than normal Christmas shopping, they radiate love and kindness with every bite, and they might even help your friends lose or win fantasia and family get interested in something that will benefit their health for the following year.It seems to me people have great intentions when it comes to less materialism and more saving, but once the holiday spirit is upon us, most tend to lose focus. .G enjoying his Christmas Gifts Costa Rica 2010.There are so many other ways to make this holiday season less about presents and more about family and amazing experiences that will be remembered long after packaged gifts are forgotten.Write in a Christmas card that you would like to offer two or four (or whatever) hours of your time to: proofread (if you have students in your circle) massage babysit help write a CV do some home maintenance cook teach a computer skill clean.
Giving of your time or to those less fortunate.

Weve just started using these waste-free, reuseable food baggies from Munch and I can testify that they are fab, and would save your friends money as well as looking happy in a kids lunchbox.
214 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds?
Each day G was able to focus on his new toy and played for hours with.