Thursday, December 14, 2006

Christmas all wrapped up!

Christmas is sorted this year with Oxfam's fantastic Oxfam Unwrapped scheme.

How does it work? Well, you choose how much you want to spend. Buy the gift. If you do it online Oxfam will post a card and fridge magnet depicting your gift to your family member/friend for xmas, if in store you take the card and magnet away and can write your own message. It’s so easy!
And just look what you can get for under £20! You can plant some trees. You can buy a school desk and chair. Text books. Mosquito nets for babies. Fishing nets' A whole market stall. A lama or a goat. An animal care kit. Wow! The list is endless.

And these gifts make a difference.

Trees help replenish diminishing habitat vital for wildlife and local communities. Trees provide food and shelter for wild birds and animals, man and beast alike. They also provide a sustainable fuel source for wood for cooking.

Any of the education gifts benefit not only the individual child, but in the longer term their family and community.

And health gifts save lives.

So - what are you waiting for? Get buying! This is the sort of consumerism I can live with!

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