Tuesday, December 30, 2014

How to Make a Wooden Cross

Here at Gifts With a Cause we get inspired by our many artisans that we work with from across the globe. If you too are looking for a new project or a handmade gift you can create yourself, we have a project for you. Worldwide, a wooden cross is something often made and used as a gift to share a feeling of devotion with others. Knowing how to make a wooden cross can be as simple as taking two sticks and joining them together in the middle with some string or twine to form something primitive yet definitely recognizable for what it is. These types of crosses have long been used in funeral practices or to serve as grave markers.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Gifts of Faith

December is perhaps the most celebrated time of year for people of the Christian faith – although Easter is certainly in the running as well. It is also a time when we try to balance the fun and festivities with our moral obligation to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Indeed, in today’s world of commercialized and diluted celebration, it is easy for us to lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas. However, if you are one of the dedicated souls who is celebrating the birth of Christ with similarly-dedicated folks, Gifts With a Cause can help you find presents that will please the recipient and the giver, as well as hard working artisans around the world and, ultimately, God.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

How to Give Back to Your Community This Holiday Season

For many of us, our lives have been blessed with joys that sometimes cause us to take for granted small blessings such as a warm meal or even just a friendly conversation. There are so many ways you can give back to your community and bring happiness to those in need with just the smallest gifts and gestures. Celebrate this holiday season by getting involved with any of the following charity or volunteer efforts near you and help bring the season’s spirit to the people in your community who need it most.