Alternative to presents

I refer to the letter “Ban the presents” in yesterday’s edition of The Press.

Last week I attended a meeting and found myself sitting next to two teachers who were commenting on the absurdity of all the Christmas cards and gifts they receive. They actually found it quite stressful.

I suggested to them that in future instead of bringing cards and gifts the pupils be asked to donate 50p (voluntarily of course) and the money sent to a charity. They thought this was an excellent idea and I hope that the pupils think so.

We have cut right back on Christmas cards as we wish everyone all the best every day, not just at Christmas. We send a donation each Christmas to the air ambulance in the hope that it may go some way to saving a life.

Best wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy 2013.

Brenda Batty, Heworth Hall Drive, Heworth, York.

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9:37am Fri 21 Dec 12

old_geezer says...

I have stopped contributing to a mountain of presents by either giving the grandkid's parents money for a family annual ticket to local attractions, or taking the kids out. Experiences, not landfill.
I have stopped contributing to a mountain of presents by either giving the grandkid's parents money for a family annual ticket to local attractions, or taking the kids out. Experiences, not landfill. old_geezer
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