Many of us get holiday cards that we look at, admire, then throw away every year. So we decided to find some card companies that donate to charity, while spreading some holiday cheer.

http://cardsthatgive.org features more that 100 charitable organizations that sell greeting cards, that help fund their causes.

https://tisbest.org features gift cards that you can personalize with pictures and messages.  The charities are listed on the site for the recipient to choose who they want to give to.

http://www.futurestage.com was a close and personal choice because they feature animated, musical e-cards which, Fidelity Investments gives $1 to buy new musical instruments for public schools in 14 cities.  Philadelphia will be included in 2011 and my school students and staff sent over 500 e-cards to family and friends.

These are just a few of the many resources available for “converting a gift-of-stuff to a gift-of-good”.

Enjoy Your Holiday Celebrations.

Embracing the Spirit of Giving,