Go look and see what they do.
We sent llamas, goats, sheep, rabbits, pigs, bees, trees, chickens, ducks and geese in the name of someone in our family...and then, I made them an ornament to hang on their tree to remember. See? They did get a little something.
Each of them got a special card from Heifer and we wrote inside:
Somewhere in the world a family is taking their first steps out of poverty, thanks to the gift of a goat
(or whatever animal they "gave")
that has been given in your name.
Look at that sweet llama eye....
We felt good about giving this year. Giving and helping and proud of our family who was happy to be a part of it all.
Peace on the Earth...Goodwill to all.