I went to Wal-Mart yesterday to grab some Cockatiel food and some soda. As I walked through the front doors I was bombarded by Christmas decorations, Christmas packaging, Christmas mechandising and Christmas marketing. Almost immediately I felt an impulse to buy, buy, buy. It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas means that many people are going to be having those kinds of impulses.
Before doing your Christmas shopping, or succumbing to those impulses, consider the results of a new study conducted by Harris Interactive. According to this study, three out of four adults would prefer to receive a meaningful gift this holiday season that would help someone else instead of a traditional gift like clothing or electronics.
74% of study participants also indicated that they would increase their charitable giving once the economy improves. Given that three out of four adults would rather see gifts go to charity than to themselves, maybe the three out of four adults who want to give more to charity should do so now rather than waiting for the economy to improve. Check out the following video that offers an opportunity to do just that.