http://www.adventconspiracy.org/ Advent Conspiracy…this is where it all started for us
This site is like a centralized charity finder where you can check the efficiency and expenses break down for charities when choosing where to give.
http://donate.worldvision.org/OA_HTML/xxwvibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?minisite=10020§ion=10024&go=gift&§ion=10024 Visit World Vision’s online gift catalog for tangible gifts – 2 chickens for $25, a goat for $75
http://www.heifer.org/site/c.edJRKQNiFiG/b.183217/ Heifer International online gift catalog Give a heifer for $500 other farm animals available as well
Charity Water – Give a $20 bottle of charity: water to a friend or loved one, and provide clean water to a person you've never met for 20 years. 100%* goes to water and sanitation projects on the ground. Ships within 7 days only to U.S. and Canada +$6 s&h.
http://www.worldwildlife.org/ donations for animal lovers
http://tradeasone.com/ Order Fair trade gifts that help families across the globe
http://www.harryanddavid.com/gifts/store/home___ - lots of yummy treats and fruit of the month club a great gift for the older generation
http://ww12.1800flowers.com/product.do?baseCode=2411&cm_cid=to Who wouldn’t love a fresh new flower bouquet every month for a year?
http://www.flagsonline.com/ - buy a garden flag stand and seasonal flags for the whole year
http://www.rethinkingchristmas.com/ A great resource to find ideas/share ideas
http://www.buynothingchristmas.org/ Check out the “alternatives” tab
http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2008/11/13/a-do-it-yourself-christmas-34-great-gifts-you-can-make-yourself/ A Do-It-Yourself Christmas: 34 Great Gifts You Can Make Yourself. This article includes 34 great ideas with links for further instruction.
http://www.northpole.com/kitchen/Cookbook/ amazing resource for goodies you can make and give
http://www.containerstore.com/ Check out the Containers Store for great ideas for packaging your handmade gifts
http://www.shutterfly.com/ - create unique gifts with your own photos
http://photo1.walgreens.com/ - create unique gifts with your own photos
http://samsclubus.pnimedia.com/?atg=4710 – create unique gifts with your own photos
http://www.sewmamasew.com/blog2/ For those who sew
http://www.crochetnmore.com/ Full of free patterns for those who crochet
Blog full of ideas and comments on the season
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLF6QY8f96E Parents magazine clip with adorable child friendly ornaments
http://www.oprah.com/article/omagazine/200812_omag_olist From her 2008 magazine thrifty ideas
http://www.oprah.com/dated/oprahshow/oprahshow_20081118_holiday From a recent show we are displaying the treasure box of childhood memories
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampsmith/ Melissa Smith’s website –she donated our Make and Take project for today
http://www.christmascrafts.com/easy-crafts.htm beading, card making, ornaments, wreaths, gift tags, stockings, just to name a few
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/Xmas/crafts.html variety of Christmas crafts kids can make--paper crafts, no sew, felt, etc.. I have used this site for 10 years!
http://www.bhg.com/holidays/christmas/crafts/ This is "The Better Homes and Gardens site. Everything from painted picture frames, low-cost crafts, crafting a mini holiday village, snow globes, garden gifts
http://crafts.kaboose.com/holidays/christmas/christmas-crafts.html Crafts Kaboose has every odds and ends crafts you can think of..From very simple, to more advanced. Very fun!
http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/gifts_kids_make2-6.htm This is a great site that gets the kids involved in crafting for gifts. They have it divided up by age groups.
http://www.hobbylobby.com/ - never go without your on-line coupon!
http://www.michaels.com/art/online/home - gather newspaper insert coupons, also check out your local store for workshops
http://resources.family.org/?code=OL08XFDRC focus on the family has a great collection of books and media
http://www.christianbook.com/ - Books are incredible gifts, buy two and meet again to share your thoughts
http://www.orientaltrading.com/ - great resource for aprons, foam art, etc
http://www.lifeway.com/lwc/ - look for mail out coupons
Of course - don't forget our own Shoreline bookstore - where proceeds from your purchase fund the Imagine Children's center campaign.