I’m not a person who shops on Black Friday. The mere thought of crowds of people fighting over the latest big thing everyone has to have makes me sick to my stomach.
In fact, the holiday season makes me question whether presents are truly necessary. Since the boys and I have downsized, we barely have enough room for what we already have, which is fine with me because it has given us the chance to cut out the excess.
We truly don’t need a whole lot. For that, I am thankful.
While others are shopping, I am contemplating how I will celebrate the giving season in a manner that lives up to the intention. (On a side note, I’d love to hear your alternative ways to send out holiday greeting cards, as this is on my mind right now.)
Eventually, though, I will purchase a gift or two. I will concentrate on my boys and the kiddos in my life that call me Auntie (not Antie), blood-related or otherwise.
I’ve been talking about #GivingTuesday and gifts that give back for the past couple of weeks. Today, I share with you my continually updated list of Gifts That Give Back. It’s a list that I manage through FavePages (formerly SkinnyScoop). It also has a permanent spot on my newly created page, Gifts That Give Back (clever title, right?).
If you are shopping today, consider a purchase that also benefits a cause you care about. All of the suggestions below give back in some way.
I also encourage you to read my post on GOOD from last year: Five Simple Ways to Shop With a Conscience This Holiday
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I’ll be celebrating my Black Friday baby, Biz, who turns 6 today!
Each Friday, the another jennifer blog shares stories of those who incorporate philanthropy into their everyday lives – personally and professionally – in a creative and unique way. If you have a story you’d like to share, please contact Jennifer. Read past stories here