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sisterlura 12-09-2011 09:48 AM

Donkey Sanctuary
 
Hi, everyone,

My family & I don't exchange material gifts at Christmas -- we honor one another with a donation to the charity of our individual choice.

I'd like to encourage everyone to think of your loved ones' favorite "causes" and to maybe skip a trip to the mall this season and make a contribution to a worthy cause in their name.

Love,
Lura

Carmen Camille 12-09-2011 10:45 AM

That Girl!
 
I have already made my annual contribution to That Girl! I send one every year to St. Judes.

Freesia16 12-09-2011 09:52 PM

I have a neighbour who told me that she buys people one of those Amaryllis bulbs – and then she gives people that with a note telling them she’s donated to a charity as well (which she does).

She says that this way as the flower grows they can look at it and be reminded of what their donation (gift) has done throughout the year.

I can’t figure out if that’s nice or controlling somehow or maybe just the result of the fact she’s a teacher . . . or a Taurus. All the Tauruses I’ve known have been pretty, well, you know . . .Taurean.


sisterlura 12-10-2011 08:40 AM

I really like the idea of sending the plant along with the donation notification-- thanks, free! :)

Cushings 02-15-2012 08:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freesia16
I have a neighbour who told me that she buys people one of those Amaryllis bulbs – and then she gives people that with a note telling them she’s donated to a charity as well (which she does).

She says that this way as the flower grows they can look at it and be reminded of what their donation (gift) has done throughout the year.

I can’t figure out if that’s nice or controlling somehow or maybe just the result of the fact she’s a teacher . . . or a Taurus. All the Tauruses I’ve known have been pretty, well, you know . . .Taurean.









Freesia, I like your friend's idea to give an 'Amaryllis bulb' because when they blossom it is so dramatic and a beautiful illustration of love; it's better than cut flowers because it could almost last indefinitely and it is not fattening or bad for your health like candy or wine, thank you for a great concept!
Love,
Di


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