Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Simple Christmas idea #26 -- Adopt a gifts-in, gifts-out policy

A lot of people think that Boxing Day is the time to box up unsuitable, mis-sized or unwanted gifts for return to the stores, or for getting the most out of Boxing Day sales. But once upon a time, especially in Europe, the true meaning of Boxing Day was found in boxing up items to give to those in need. I'm sticking with that thought today:

Give a thought to the real meaning of Boxing Day...

When a gift comes into the house, something it "replaces" (of equal or similar value -- a book for a book, a toy for a toy, etc.) goes out as a gift to the less fortunate. Hopefully this creates generosity, reduces clutter, and keeps life as simple as we can make it.

So what will you pay forward?

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