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Every year lots of Christmas presents are purchased. (And lots of money are spent on them!) That might sound great, but sometimes it isn't. A Present Pact can help gift giving be a good experience for everyone!
Present Pacts - Taking the Pressure out of Gift Giving!
It might seem strange that a Christmas site is linking to a site about possibly not giving people presents! A 'No Unnecessary Present Pact' was the idea of the UK 'Money Saving Expert' Martin Lewis in 2009. As it says on his post about them: "The NUPP [No Unnecessary Present Pact] campaign aims to take the stigma out of NOT giving unnecessary gifts just for the sake of it, fighting the over-commercialisation of Christmas. It isn't anti-presents. Family Christmas gift-giving's a lovely tradition. Yet a tick-list of presents for friends, which will only languish unused in cupboards, isn't."
We very much agree with this, so we created our Present Pacts site as hopefully an easy way to 'break the ice' about the idea of Present Pacts. We're not associated with Martin Lewis or Money Saving Expert, we just think it's a really good idea!
You can read the full post by Martin about NUPPs on the Money Saving Expert blog.
My Other Christmas Sites
- The Christmas Expert
- I know a lot about Christmas - I'm happy to do media interviews!
- Christmas Karaoke
- Sing along with Christmas Karaoke - The #1 Christmas Karaoke site on the web!
- Relaxing Snow
- Watch it snow whatever the time of year - listen to relaxing music while watching some snow fall.
- A Cosy Fire
- Experience a log fire whatever the time of year - listen to relaxing music while watching a cosy fire.
- It is Christmas Today?
- Find out if it's Christmas anywhere in the world today - it might surprise you!
- Nativity App
- Nativity App - Christmas Carol Words and The Christmas Story, great for carolling!.
- First Christmas Story
- First Christmas Story - A fun and child friendly version of The Christmas Story.
- Online Carol Service
- Online Carol Service - A simple carol service where you can listen to the carols and/or join in!
Some Other Christmas Sites
- My Merry Christmas
- My Merry Christmas - Making Merry online all year!
- Santa Update
- Santa Update - For the Serious Santa Seeker...
- Cool Yule Comics
- Cool Yule Comics - Great Christmas Comics and lots more!
- Operation Christmas Child
- Operation Christmas Child UK and Ireland site
- Operation Christmas Child International and U.S.A. site
Every year simple shoe box gifts have a profound impact on children across the globe.
Why not help out by making a box? For more information, visit the sites.
- Project Parent
- Project Parent provides gift boxes for parents who have a child in hospital over Christmas. (Based in the UK.) You can sponsor a gift box for £10 at https://www.projectparentgb.com/sponsor-a-box-1
- Christmas Web - a new Christmas tradition
- Christmas Web - a wonderful Christmas tradition that a family has had for over 20 years - it takes Elf on the Shelf to a whole new level!!!
- Advent Conspiracy
- AdventConspiracy.org - is an international movement restoring the scandal of Christmas by worshipping Jesus through compassion, not consumption.
- Operation Christmas Spirit from Sonrise Stables
- Operation Christmas Spirit from Sonrise Stables - The eighth book in the Sonrise Stable series. In Operation Christmas Spirit, Rosie and her family make plans to celebrate a Biblical Christmas at Sonrise Stable.
Non Christmas Links (Some might be commercial):
- Stellarium - The great free astronomy program that I used to find the Star of Bethlehem
- Christmas Icons
- Some graphics on this site came from the Christmas Icon Set by momkik, Christmas Icon by David Bocko and Christmas flat icons from Smashicons
- Large Flag Icons
- Most of the large flags on the site came from Icon Drawer.
- famfamfam icons
- famfamfam icons - Some of the icons and all of the little flags on the site came from here.
- New International Version Bible at bible.com
- New International Version Bible - is the Bible translation I've used on the site. Holy Bible, New International Version ®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
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