Thursday, December 6, 2007

One good alternative...

One idea for an alternative Christmas this year is a gift through Heifer International. Mike and I have done this the past few years for our families, and they have really appreciated it. What you do is "buy" something sustainable for a family in a third world country in honor of whomever you please--friends, family, coworkers. Then, Heifer distributes the gifts you paid for. They give cows (for milk), chickens (for eggs), rabbits (for breeding and protein), bees, sheep, goats, books, etc. They have a catalog that outlines everything they offer. This is a very reputable company that donates all over the planet. Just an idea . . .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Joy! I saw a link to your blog from Reese's. It's great to hear your thoughts and see pics from your life in CO. Wes and I have been doing lots of thinking about Christmas as well, and about how we want it to be like when we have kids and this consumerism bit comes up pretty frequently. So thanks for helping me think about it more. Good luck finishing up your semester. Merry Christmas! -Lauren Henricksen