One small change that I was happy about this year is that we did not step foot into Wal-Mart or Target (our usual M.O.) for any of our Christmas shopping. We took one evening at home, and went on a website with our kids called The Hunger Site
We were able to pick out cool, unique, fair trade, meaningful gifts, and a portion of the cost went to feeding programs around the world. Some of the items we bought for friends and family were a little storage box (perfect for the desk) made out of recycled motherboard, a journal made by women learning a paper making business to escape the sex trade, hand-crafted tree ornaments made from recycled oil drums in Haiti, and the list goes on!
Plus, we didn't have to brave the pre-Christmas, crazy, crowds!