Monday, October 19, 2009

Remembering What Is Important About Gift Giving

As we go through our lives, we often forget the reasons we give in the first place. Jon and I thought it would be fun to chat with you about what we think is important about gift giving. We hope you enjoy the video!

What is important to you about gift giving? We'd love your thoughts!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Our First Homemade Video: Why Charity Gift Cards?

Erik and I wanted to introduce ourselves to you all in person, and at the same time to tell you a little bit about why we do what we do.

Here's a little video we made with Re-Vision Labs - enjoy!

(And hey, if you like the video, would you please share it with your friends and families? We're hoping to really spread the idea of charity gift giving this holiday season. Thank you!!)


Friday, October 9, 2009

"I'll bet he doesn't have one of these!"

I saw this truck in the nearby Goodwill parking lot today and I couldn't help myself. I had to take a picture. It struck me as a reminder of just how much stuff we tend to collect. Our family is desperately trying to de-stuffify, but it's a difficult job. We've got excess stuff jammed in every closet, in every nook and cranny, on every garage shelf, and even under a bed or two. And that's after giving bag after bag of stuff to the Goodwill.

One of my favorite items got unearthed a couple of weekends ago as my wife was rearranging a kitchen cabinet. She found a double beer can upright chicken cooker that I received as a birthday present from my younger brother. It was a wonderful gesture, but, sorry Tom, it just isn't gonna get used again. I know what he was thinking: "I'll bet he doesn't have one of these!" Right you are. I didn't. And now I don't once again.