Christmas shopping. by jamieivey | Oct 23, 2008 | My Story | 13 comments UPDATE: 13 Comments Tamara Cosby on October 23, 2008 at 7:53 pm What a brilliant idea! I love it! I am going to implement it into our want/need/surprise idea as well. Nikki on October 23, 2008 at 8:20 pm That is a great idea! I am trying to do the same thing. I made a new blog with a TON of ideas… http://lwthep.blogspot.com/ Some are things you can do, but most are gift ideas. JG on October 23, 2008 at 8:58 pm http://nestingplacenc.blogspot.com/2008/10/handmade-holiday.html Hand-made holiday.. designed & sold by blogging moms! Laura Ingram on October 23, 2008 at 9:50 pm The absolute best bag I have ever purchased is at http://www.tomsshoes.com/ProductDetails.aspx?CategoryID=11&productID=35 Sorry, I don’t know the crafty way to make that a link, but we bought two of these bags for ourselves this spring and they literally go everywhere with me. They reverse, they are the BEST grocery store, farmer market, baby bag, purse, carry on, way to make a statement and tell someone that there are children in the world that need our help. As you can tell, I love them. I want another one just talking about it!:) Laura Ingram on October 23, 2008 at 9:51 pm oh look, it made itself a link all on it’s own. woo hoo. Kristen on October 23, 2008 at 10:16 pm I love this post! Such good ideas. Last year we bought a grove of trees for friends from the World Vision gift catalog. Also, this is pretty cool: http://www.31bits.com/index.php And the bracelets here: http://secure.invisiblechildren.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?screen=CTGY&Store_Code=IC&category_code=braceletCat Brandi on October 24, 2008 at 5:58 am Saint’s Coffee is AWESOME and it’s fair trade, organic AND every lb you buy feeds an orphan for a month! (I can’t remember the web addy but their logo is on my blog) Africa Bags (logo also on my blog) Flicker of Hope Candles (www.aflickerofhope.blogspot.com) YUMMY candles http://www.lightgivesheat.com (or .org?) AWESOME necklaces and shirts support a village in Uganda There are SO many more! http://www.redletterscampaign.com is trying to get their RLC MALL set up for just this purpose. I’ll let you know when it’s up and running! Brandi Alyssa on October 24, 2008 at 6:44 am Thank you for stopping by my blog and entering the contest. I will be running giveaways for weeks leading to the holidays. So please stop on by and enter every week. Katie on October 24, 2008 at 9:27 am Check out this website: http://shop.thehungersite.com/ If you go under Gifts that Give More on the sidebar, there are a lot of interesting things you can purchase in someone else’s name – things as different as a child’s education for a year or a microloan for a pig or goat. They also have a lot of really cool things on here that are fair trade and part of every purchase goes to fight hunger, child health, literacy, etc. – you can choose which cause by the tabs along the top. My family also makes a lot of our gifts, and some of us will actually be spending a portion of Christmas Day volunteering at the local Rescue Mission/soup kitchen. 🙂 Heather on October 24, 2008 at 9:49 am I love the Advent Conspiracy video! I just may post that everywhere! All of these ideas for Christmas are awesome… Maria on October 24, 2008 at 10:03 am AWESOME video–I will be putting it on my blog! Thanks for sharing it! and Love all of the ideas, too Nikki on October 24, 2008 at 3:46 pm Strange.. I thought I had posted a comment but it must not have gone through. I have a blog with a TON of awesome ideas- http://lwthep.blogspot.com/ April Salvant on October 26, 2008 at 4:57 pm we are doing this with our church/family. we are focusing on haiti and east africa. thanks for sharing. i am going to make some dvds of photos/videos of our family that we rarely share but that family will enjoy watching. it is going to take me awhile to get all the footage in the computer and all the pictures scanned that are pre-digital. it will only cost me the time because i have everything i need to do this. now, where can i get some free time??? haha…blog reading may have to go for awhile. 🙁 Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.