I told you so…

I recently wrote about alternative giving being all the rage this holiday season. Well, the proof is on the Internet. Here are just a few references to ways to give back or give green (rather than giving STUFF) this year.

First up, Terrapass now has a Green Store filled with eco-friendly and energy saving goodies for the earth lover in your life.

Then I saw a really creative way to SHOP and GIVE at the same time from Ideal Bite. They note several credit cards that donate a portion of what you spend with them to charitable organizations such as World Wildlife or Planned Parenthood.

And one of my favorite blogs, Unclutterer, is running a whole series on gifts that Unclutter the lives of your loved ones.

In addition to throwing the Giving Party this year, my extended family has pledged to give gifts of art or eco-friendly products for Christmas. Admittedly, even after swearing off more toys for my kids, I’ve found a few goodies I think they will love. I’m trying to strike a balance between a Christmas that is fun but not wasteful and over the top. We’ll see how we do…

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