Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Blog Guelph: 2007 Guelph Gift Giver Guide

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Happy Wednesday and welcome to today's series on gift giving.

On Monday I ranted about out of control Christmas consumption and how such consumerism taxes our fragile environment. To witness some of the evidence, check out the post Christmas garbage day in your neighbourhood.

So as not to be confused with Scrooge I must state that I'm all for giving. My preferred style is from the heart and when the spirit moves me, not just because of an arbitrary calendar date. But such a date does exist. So the question is, how can gift giving be meaningful and part of a sustainable tradition?

Lucky for us, the definition of 'gift' provides the perfect fodder for expanded gift giving possibilities..

1. Something that is bestowed voluntarily and without compensation.
2. The act, right, or power of giving.
3. A talent, endowment, aptitude, or inclination.

Please enjoy the following nine, gift idea laden posts. I hope they stimulate your imagination and help to keep you from the madness of the mall.

Sue Richards

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