I was reading a fantastic contributed letter to my local newspaper and I thought some of the things mentioned were just awesome! Unfortunately I’m not allowed to reprint the letter here, but have included the link to it below so you can read it online.
But the writer has some terrific gift suggestions that are not only alternatives to your traditional gifts, but give twice because they help support local small businesses. In part the writer (H. Holt) says:
“Christmas should be about caring for us, encouraging Australian small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Australians, we care about our communities and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn’t imagine. This is the new Australian Christmas tradition.”
Absolutely! And it can be the new tradition in every country because the suggestions apply just as easily to towns across the globe.
Read the rest of the letter and the wonderful suggestions at the link below.