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Holiday Shopping Can Offer Alternatives That Change The World

Dec 11, 2007
Many holiday shoppers have been conditioned to buy products because they are a certain brand or because they are made in the United States. The brands of products could be affiliated with other countries because that is where the product is manufactured or grown. A holiday shopping guide might tell consumers that the monies from the sale of these products could make a substantial difference in the daily lives of millions of people.

Some people are very passionate about improving the living conditions of others. They will use the holiday shopping guides to make their holiday shopping efforts count for something other than simply a beautiful gift that is attractively packaged. The gifts that people buy using these special shopping guides could foster goodwill among Nations that the United States is trying to bargain with for good prices on other goods that they produce such as wheat, rice or textiles.

Some holiday shopping could improve living conditions in the local community. Sales of products made by the homeless in workshops across America often help soup kitchens meet operating expenses and give the homeless a place to sleep each night. The sale of products at thrift shops gives the handicapped a trade because these organizations train them to repair items so that they can later be sold.

The sale of some holiday shopping items could help a school build another classroom or make improvements on structures that are already in place. Private schools often use donations from interested parents to buy Christmas presents for needy families that have limited funds to spend on such things. The spirit of giving does not end at Christmas though because these schools often will donate money to help some needy families pay their utility bills throughout the year.

Some holiday shopping gifts could improve the air quality in cities around the world. There are many people involved in efforts to reduce the environmental impact of global warming and when people find gifts that motivate people to plant trees on the land they own they are actually being given a gift that many generations in the family will be thankful for one day.

Many people prefer to go back to basics and go holiday shopping for animals that provide a food source and wool that could be converted into products that keep them warm in the winter. These subtle changes in the way that people prefer to shop during the holiday season and what they choose to buy can have a significant impact on the overall quality of living for the entire population of the world.
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