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For kids who have it all...

December 24th, 2011 at 06:07 pm

...and even for those who do not, a donation to a non-profit organization may be the perfect gift. This year I gave my grandniece and two grandnephews a symbolic adoption of an endangered animal. http://www.worldwildlife.org/home-full-5.html offers adoptions of 100 different species. The recipient gets an adoption certificate and a 12" plush animal in a gift box. I like this idea because the kids are young enough to still enjoy a tangible gift to open but old enough to understand that they are helping a cause.

For the grownups in the family, I will make donations in their name as we have done for the past few years. Favorite charities are http://www.redcross.org/, http://www.kiva.org/, http://www.heifer.org/, http://www.habitat.org/default.aspx?tgs=MTIvMjQvMjAxMSA4OjU5..., http://idahohumanesociety.org/, http://shfb.org/, and http://www.idahohorserescue.org/. Family members are on board with this plan, it makes Christmas shopping easier, plus I get a tax deduction... so it's win-win.

Wishing everyone at SA a very Merry Christmas! May you make memories with those you love.