Friday, November 6, 2009

A Good Idea For Gifts

Last year Mr. Man and I decided we'd had enough of buying Christmas gifts for our parents. Don't get me wrong - they're always grateful, it's just that they don't really need anything, and generally buy the things they want on their own. We felt it laid upon our hearts to give to someone who truly needed it instead. So, we chose to give through World Vision. We already sponsored a child through World Vision, and were thrilled with all the different gifts found in their catalog. The prices range from less than $20 to over $1000, with many options under $50. There are so many things to choose from, too! Fruit trees, animals, clothing, medical care... the list goes on and on. Purchasing our honorary gift was easy. Mr. Man went online during his lunch break, chose the gifts we'd decided on, and was able to print very nice cards to present to our parents. We were very excited to get the new holiday catalog a few weeks ago. We plan to do a gift each month in the new year, as a way to teach our children to care for others. I think the hardest thing to do will be choosing what to do first!

1 comment:

aardvark said...

We've been doing similar things for ours for some time, either missions or causes we know would be mutually agreeable. The worst part was choosing -- so maaaaaaaany worthy causes!

Great way for you to spread the word - Merry Christmas!!