How to Give a Holiday Gift with Meaning
by Karina Parikh
We’re in that whirlwind time of year where last-minute holiday gift shopping, navigating busy airports, and spending the last moments of 2017 with all of your loved ones are our top priorities. At the same time, the end of the year is also an important time for self-reflection and thinking about how you can make a positive impact in the year ahead.
It’s pretty stressful be both so selfless and self-reflective at the same time, but a perfect way to combine the two is to team up with your loved ones to donate to your favorite charity. Best of all, there are plenty of ways that you can seamlessly integrate charitable giving into your already busy holiday plans. Give:Tendr allows you to easily make a charitable donation in someone’s name or set up your own registry so that your friends and family can seamlessly donate to a charity of your choice—and send gorgeous, personalized cards to each other in the process.
Here are just a few ways that you can give to charity this holiday season with Give:Tendr.
Switch Up Your Secret Santa
Whether it’s between friends, family members, or coworkers, a bunch of candy canes wrapped in ribbon won’t cut it for Secret Santa this year. Give your recipient a more creative and thoughtful gift by making a donation in their name to a cause that means something to them. It’s the best way to show them that you put extra thought and effort into their gift.
Throw a New Year’s Eve Party for Charity
In lieu of bringing yet another bottle of bubbly for your New Year’s party, ask your guests to donate to your favorite charity instead, or create a friendly challenge for your group to see how quickly you can reach a certain amount before midnight by keeping a close eye on your Tendr Dashboard. Bonus points to whoever writes the cleverest card.
Make it a Family Matter
There’s nothing like successfully avoiding politically charged small talk with your extended family, and participating in a shared activity is a great way to do that. Pick a few causes you all believe in and support those causes together. You can even include younger family members by letting them pick their favorite charity and making a donation in their name. If the charity of your choice isn’t already on our list of charitable partners, reach out to us to request a charity and we’ll get them set up.
While donating to charities and encouraging your friends and family to do the same is a great way to get into the holiday spirit, you don’t have to wait until the holidays to support a deserving cause. Give:Tendr is just as easy for occasions like birthdays, weddings, or just because, to keep a positive impact going year-round.