Christmas Presence

Kamaleshvar the Christmas Tree (by Roshnii)

A time for goodwill, for giving, for sharing… Or a time for consuming, for devouring, for spending…

As Christmas hype reaches its zenith, millions of last-minute shoppers stock-up on their obligatory must-gives. I wonder how much money is spent each year on unwanted gifts. Still, you’ve got to give something and it is good for the economy…

An Idea for Next Christmas
There’s no need to buy new, expensive gifts when the world is already full of perfectly good but unwanted possessions. And because so many of us have things that we no longer need, why not organise a local community bring-and-share for Christmas presents?…

People would bring good quality items to give away, and they’d take home gifts from others. Perhaps there’d be a small fee for each present, which gets donated to charity.

Would you want to take part?

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One Response to Christmas Presence

  1. Madhava says:

    The idea is a good one. Count me in!

    It does need a bit of fleshing out though me thinks. Surely we don’t want to give ‘jumble’ as presents. Is there a way of ensuring a reasonable degree of quality in the items on offer?