Publisher: © Key Associates, LLC, 2003 ISSN # 1545-8873
“Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.” — Jean Anouilh
“The great art of giving consists in this: the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated.” — Baltasar Gracian
“The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged; it’s the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that’s weighed.” — Seneca
“The only gift is a portion of thyself.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
For people in a leadership role, this is a season of giving – often to many people. Here is an opportunity to convey your regard with authenticity.
If uncertain, enlist the help of others – like Ben & Jerry’s Joy Gang. Give a gift certificate to a place that has a wide selection.
The gift per se is not the focus, but the spirit in which it is given. Think of ways you can demonstrate appreciation – in writing, speaking, and insight into others’ lives and challenges.
And give people the time off to do it.
The Queen-pin of bringing your values to work in socially-conscious enterprise is Anita Roddick of The Body Shop.
Read Corporate Celebration.
Free custom party planning: Party Supplies.
Wrapping services and paper source: Kate’s Paperie.
Shop and give to hunger, breast cancer, animal rescue, rainforest, or child health. The Greater Good Store.
Peruse more than 40K booksellers: BookFinder.
Turn a friend’s photo into art: PhotoWow.
Outpost for NYC’s Museum of Modern Art: MOMA Store.
Food items you thought were gone forever: Hometown Favorites.
Gifts for gardeners: GardenWeb.
In case you couldn’t find the toy: eToys.
Basement bargains: Designer Outlet.
Comfy shoes: Happy Feet.
Ideas for the Goodwill/Salvation Army shopper: Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic.
Bargains: Bottom Dollar.
Don’t even have to step out for the gift certificates: Gift Certificates.
Last minute shopping and free shipping: Red Envelope.
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