with the ever approaching festival the media force upon us, i find myself in the position of not wanting to have anything to do with this capitalist wet dream, but on the other hand, not wanting to annoy friends and relatives by not getting them anything.. so i have the thought - is there a way to do both? does anyone know if it's possible to get a gift of "i gave money to this charity on your behalf" card? or something similar? would be nice if christmas was actually about caring for other people, rather than buying stuff for people that they don't want, much less need.. (off topic, but isn't it rather ironic that america has a celebration of the fact that they stole their country off its natives by means of genocide?!?! :mad: ) EDIT: i feel i should apologise for this rather unnecessary and offensive comment. I've let my hatrid of mr bush turn into a dislike of all things american, which to be honest, isn't very fair at all. sorry to all.