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Holiday Shopping That Makes a Difference

The holiday season is upon us and we are, like most of you I’m sure, in the hustle and bustle of getting things ready for big celebrations over the next few weeks. Christmas decorations, tree-decorating, greeting cards… dreaming of a white Christmas! Of which, by the way, there is only a 3% chance of happening here in North Carolina. As I said on Twitter earlier today… skunked again!  In the 11 years that I’ve lived here, we’ve only had one Christmas with snow…  Ah well, there’s always next year!

White Christmas
Image Courtesy of Lee Ringer News 14 (via Twitter)

But, of course, we are knee deep in holiday shopping! Our family has compiled our lists and hit a few stores already. But I wanted to share some wonderful resources that I’ve been finding of stores and lovely holiday gifts that benefit charity!

Check out this great resource from Nonprofit Tech 2.0:  Twenty-two, yes, 22 online stores that benefit nonprofits!  From gorgeous museum items to cute little pet-gear, beautiful stationery, hand bags, candles, movies and more!  Participating charities include Smithsonian, ASPCA, St. Jude, and Ten Thousand Villages.

Here is another fabulous resource from as part of the recent social media craze, GivingTuesday (following Black Friday and CyberMonday): these moms unearthed some fabulous items including FashionABLE items, books for kids from Little Pickle Press, and delightful Christmas ornaments.

Another place that I love is Krochet Kids International – talk about getting bundled with a gift that warms more than the heart! Don’t miss their awesome holiday gift collection!

Last year, I posted some other wonderful resources including Breadpig, a funky website with a mission to give back, as well as Baking for Good, that features irresistible bakery treats!

So… love the holidays and love shopping for good even more!  Happy, happy to you all… And maybe, just maybe, we’ll have a White Christmas.  After all, a 3% chance is still a chance, right?