A friend shared a great idea with me recently. Last year she decided that the family would have an “O” Christmas and I love the idea.
O is for Op Shop. Find quality second hand goods to gift to family and friends. One can recover, embellish, renovate and restore as long it is from an Opportunity shop.
O is for OXFAM or other community aid organisation like World Vision or TEAR. Here you can purchase gift cards that buy a community in need a goat, clean water, education, immunisation or the like. A great gift for hard to buy for family or work colleagues.
O is for ‘own made. Handmade goodness is always special and for those of us who like being creative Christmas can be a time to indulge. There is food to make – cordials, preserves, cakes, biscuits, chocolates, clothing, bags, artwork, jewellery, hair decorations. The list is long.
So as Christmas approaches consider an “O” season of giving and give someone else an opportunity.