What’s not to love about Christmas? As if time with your nearest and dearest is not enough, there’s the parties, the presents and of course, food, food, food! Although, we can’t wait to be curled up on the sofa, mug of warm eggnog in hand and about to watch a Christmas classic, what we’re most excited about is good old fashioned Christmas giving.
But don’t you sometimes wish that giving could be a bit simpler? It’s hard enough coming up with what to give. There’s the sister who happens to have everything, your oldest friend that has turned fussiness into an art form and the distant cousin now coming round for Christmas lunch. And once you’ve got presents decided, then it’s time to venture out into the cold, taking on the High Street and facing the crowds of eager present hunters.
Last year, Christmas Day was the most generous day in December for direct donations on JustGiving. The average direct donation made on 25th December 2009 was a whopping £119 compared to the December average of £74! So this year, why not let JustGiving take some of the hassle out of giving with our new Facebook Christmas Charity gifts?
Our Facebook Christmas Charity Gifts allow you to make that special gift for your friend a donation to a charity that they care about. The gift itself (a festive badge representing the charity) will appear on your friend’s Facebook wall and in the newsfeeds of all their friends. You can also personalise the gift and add a message wishing your friend the merriest of Christmases.
It’s Christmas shopping made easy! Not only that, but it’s a simple, cheap way of adding a little Christmas cheer to someone that you think deserves a little extra thanks.
- How about that co-worker who’s always going the extra mile?
- Or your friend that was the hostess with the mostess at last weekend’s dinner party?
- What about your neighbour that has been your chief cat-sitter this year?
It only takes a minute and you’ll have sent them season’s greeting, said a hearty thank you and let all of their friends know how awesome they are… all whilst donating to charity.
There are ten amazing charities available for you to buy a Christmas Charity Gift from, each of which will be able to put the money that you’ve donated towards their incredible, often life-saving work… better than a pair of novelty socks? We think so too. Basically, it’s the gift where that warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from giving suddenly has twice the warmth and double the fuzz!
To get your Christmas shopping started, just go to http://apps.facebook.com/justgivinggifts/ and click on Allow and then See all gifts. Once you’ve picked which of the gifts your friend would most like to see adorning their Facebook profile, you can then add your personal Christmas greeting, letting your friend know exactly why you’ve chosen this particular charity to support on their behalf. Now with your gift ready to send, you can proceed to the payment. Simply enter the amount that you’d like to donate (the minimum donation is £2), and that’s it! All done, no fuss, no queues and no staying up late on Christmas Eve, knee deep in wrapping paper, with sellotape stuck to every finger.
Need help sending your gift? Check out our FAQ here.