Making Your Holidays Matter: Buying Good


So far, we’ve talked about Practicing Thankfulness and Serving, two really amazing ways to help Make Our Holidays Matter. The third way is by Buying Good.

The day is fast approaching; in what seems like only hours, we’ll be celebrating the birthday of the One Man who changed everything for everyone.

Tis the season to slow down and enjoy the goodness of life and to know that we have a future of hope and peace. He is the reason for the season; we know that, but we often don’t live it. Sadly for many, Christmas has become one of the most secular and consumeristic day of the year.

Kids can be found crying when they discover that their gifts were not what they wanted. Families simmer in conflict because we can’t get along for more than forty-eight hours. The secular overshadows the sacred.

But, it does not have to be that way; we have 7 days to ensure that this Christmas, we capture the opportunity to allow the sacred moments to become the most important moments.

Now, most of you will buy gifts for family and friends. This is great, for gift-giving can truly be a blessing. These days, it’s even better when we can purchase really great products that make a double impact. They bless the receiver, and they also support the people creating them with living wages and other sustainable benefits. As we navigate our way through this advent season, we literally can sprinkle Doing Good into our shopping.


The organization I’m privileged to lead is selling necklaces made by Haitian artists. When you purchase a necklace, you’re creating jobs for Haitians, but a portion of each purchase will help us educate kids in four countries around the world. How cool is that?

My friends Kristen and Sarah also have some great organizations that they recommend as well. There are so many opportunities to make a difference.

I can’t think of a better, more natural way than to use the money you’ve already planned to spend to literally bless multiple people. No doubt – Buying Good is a powerful way to make this holiday season matter.

About The Author

I’m the Founder/CEO of Help One Now. I live in downtown Raleigh with my family. I’m a justice advocate, who loves empowering leaders (and tribes) to launch movements for doing good.

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