I have designed my “this is not a xmas card” card and I am quite pleased with the result, it is very colourful. They are ordered and should be with me between now and 3 weeks. This means that they probably won’t be with you before Xmas, but hey, it is not an xmas card anyway. I will send out an email to the 19 lucky people who are now struggling to find/make a card on the “love, actually” theme. Know that my card fits into that theme as well, and that I am so looking forward to receive 19 postcards with Christmas!
Talking about Christmas.
I got a letter from Eddy. Remember Eddy? Eddy is doing well I can tell you. Eddy reminded me of the upcoming Christmas, and wondered if I could bother to send him some company. Which I did, of course. So Bridget is now on her way to Eddy, together with a vet care kit.
And before you start:
This is not a “look how good I am” post. I merely hope it’s a – “ah – good idea – I’ll think about it” post.
And about Eddy and Bridget: Oxfam only provides livestock to communities where livestock keeping is an essential or traditional way of life, and appropriate to the local environment. The cost of each Unwrapped gift includes the cost of vaccinations for the animals, plus training for families who receive them on how to look after them, keep them healthy, use their manure to grow crops, and sell their milk. This sort of income often means families can afford to buy food or medicine, or send their children to school. As a result these animals are highly prized – and not slaughtered for meat.
So in stead of buying another tie for your brother (he doesn’t wear them anyway) or a jar of “Anti-ageing and sun-kissed glow day creme” (come on you don’t believe that crap do you?) for your sister – maybe it is time to buy something more original. And useful. Not for you but for people who probably have more need for it.
Watch the advert for “Say No to the horror of rubbish presents” (the outtakes are funny too!)
And go shopping for some non-rubbish presents in Oxfam Unwrapped.
Not in the UK? I am sure your local Oxfam can help you out.
Make Poverty History, with small steps.
And if I can’t convince you, let uncle Bill do it.