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Let's face it, most of us are pretty lucky.
Don't we have too much stuff already? So rather than write another blog on corporate gifting tips, we thought we would remind you of another gift giving idea.
The past couple years instead of corporate gifting and personal gift giving, Terry and I have been making donations to charities.
This year, because of the downturn in the economy in Alberta and the consequences of the wildfire in Fort McMurray we decided to focus most of our giving on local charities.
I encourage you to think about your community and who could do with a charitable donation. We have our own favorites like the Edmonton Food Bank and the Salvation Army and this Christmas we looked around for other worthy organizations.
We found a great web site that lists 100 worthy charities in the Edmonton area.
Do some investigating on your own. Remember it doesn't have to be a cash donation. Volunteering some of your time with a local group is a holiday gift that rewards the volunteer as much as the organization.
Don't be afraid to let your clients or friends know in a card that you have made a donation to a good cause instead of gifting. It may encourage them to do the same.
Our best wishes to you and yours for a fun and safe holiday season and a generous and joyous new year.
PS if you do want some corporate gift giving help and advice here's a link to a PDF tip sheet entitled Client Gift Giving Tips from Style for Success