A Christmas Gift Idea

With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what to buy for family and friends.

This year, in addition to the standard toys and books, I’ve decided to buy my nephews a goat.

Now this may sound a little strange but I think it will be a great present for them!

Let me explain…

The other day I discovered the ‘Alternative Gift Catalogue’ at


This is a website run by World Vision that allows you to buy alternative gifts that are passed on to those in need.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: You Select A Gift

There are lots of different gifts to choose from including:

  • A mosquito net
  • A blanket for a family
  • School books and pens
  • A goat
  • and many others

I decided on a goat for my three nephews

Step 2: You Choose A Card

The site has a great selection of cards. Here’s the card I chose for my nephews, mainly because I’m a Winnie The Pooh fan!

Step 3: Personalize Your Card

You then get to personalize your card. I added my nephew’s names to the front of the card. Then inside I added a quote that read,

"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time,
and always start with the person nearest you." – Mother Teresa

And finally I added a personal message to my nephews. My finished card looked like this:

Step 4: Address Your Card

The next step is to address your card. You can choose to get it sent to you or directly to the recipient. I chose to have the card delivered to me so that I can give it to my nephews personally.

Step 5: Pay For Your Gift

The final step is to go through a standard online ordering process using your credit card.

And that’s all there is to it!

I think this present will be a great opportunity to sit down with my nephews and talk about how lucky we are to be living in Australia and to explain the joy of giving to others.

This Week’s Action Steps:

This Christmas consider buying someone close to you a gift from the Alternative Gift Catalogue . It’s an ideal gift for those who ‘have it all’ and also a great thing to share with children.

Until next time,  

Dare To Dream!