My hubby was reading this article (go read the article, it’s really pretty good) on Time.com yesterday about Advent Conspiracy and we both thought it was such a great concept that I wanted to pass it along and share it with you. It just goes along so well with what we have been talking about in the Frugally Green Christmas Series with simplifying and giving to others. This is the kind of thing that could make a big difference in the way you celebrate and think about Christmas. This is the kind of thing that I want to be about at Christmas time (and all the time, actually).
Did you know that Americans spend $450 BILLION dollars on Christmas EACH YEAR!!! I had no idea. Did you also know that just $10 billion dollars would supply clean water to everyone in the world that needs it?
The premise of Advent Conspiracy is that we as Christians (or anyone that wants to) can make a real difference if we change the way we think about Christmas. If everyone spent a little bit less, bought a few less presents this Christmas, and in turn gave some of the money they saved to Living Water that it could actually change the world. Watch the video, it says it much better than I can.
I challenge you to give a real gift this Christmas. A gift of love, a gift of hope, a gift of LIFE.