"The joy of brightening other lives,
bearing each others' burdens, easing others’ loads
 and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas."
                                      - W. C. Jones

"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
Matthew 25:40

The Gift of Alternative Giving

So what is Alternative Giving?

 In the most basic of definitions, it is moving past the materialism of the holiday season and giving a gift that truly matters.

 Alternative Giving isn’t just about making donations to charitable causes in lieu of a present, although that’s one solution. Alternative Giving is about a thoughtful and caring approach to a gift and giving something of yourself that you can’t find in any store.

Love really IS the greatest gift and if you’re like me, year after year it often gets difficult to come up with new and inventive ideas that prove the old adage, ‘it’s the thought that counts.’ When you have friends you’ve known for 20 years and family you’ve known your whole life, I sometimes find myself thinking, ‘I haven’t given them slippers in 3 or 4 years,’  or ‘I could give them a gift card to this restaurant, but do they even like to eat there?!’ And when trying to come up with gifts for an entire family, kids ages 2, 4, 7 and 9?..…. I find myself wondering, ‘Is Ben still into Spiderman? Which doll does Emily already have? What size is Abby wearing these days? ……Well, enough already! … Alternative Giving is a simple solution to the yearly hassle of what to get everyone. I think Flakey is a wonderful book to give to the entire family. Then, use the inside cover to paste a note or donor card telling them which charity Flakey inspired you to donate to!  You can print out a free donor card to go with your book by clicking here.

In the end, the feeling of giving an alternative is the true difference.

Sounds like a great idea?... CLICK HERE for lots of alternative gift giving ideas!








Supporting a Good Cause

20% of all proceeds from the sales of this book will go to help several worthy organizations helping people in need, both locally and across the globe.

You are also encouraged to give  to other worthy charities and organizations. Email us and tell us about your generous gift of giving! If you know of a great organization that could use some help, let us know!

Click here to download a free donor card featuring Flakey. Simply print and fold!