It was at least ten years ago that my father said we were no longer exchanging Christmas gifts. He was not being a Grinch. He was saying we have too much already. My Dad wanted us to give gifts to those who were truly in need. Giving to others became our family tradition. Gifting with Purpose has been central to Christmas ever since.
A rewarding and fun project this Christmas is giving a Gift with Purpose themed basket! Here is the twist. The theme is built around a gift purchased through the World Vision Gift Catalogue. They provide over 100 products and services that you can donate to families in developing nations.
It was 1987 when Martha Stewart signed her first contract with Kmart. She had already published 5 books – with themes on hospitality, recipes and crafts – which I had read every one. We now have Pinterest, but 30 years ago all we had was Martha!