Image: from fair trade Divine Chocolate
I wish I'd come across this information earlier but simply knowing about such efforts may prove to be fruitful. Here you can find information from Catholic Relief Services on fair trade markets for buying gifts of coffee, chocolates and crafts as Christmas gifts. The Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul has a similar initiative which should serve as a model for other dioceses.
Also of interest...
On an earlier post about an at-home ATM for kids, Jack's Son left the following comment:
On a related issue, have you by any chance seen the new Wal-Mart ad? The final tag line is “The more you save, the more Christmas you can give.” I almost fell off my couch! Christmas now redefined by Madison Avenue as the presents themselves. I thought, “Shouldn’t it really be something more like ‘the more you give of yourself, the more Christmas you give?’”
Here's some background on that ad campaign.
If you see other questionable ads, leave a comment here.
Posted by Concord Pastor at 12:39 PM