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2 simple ideas to have a better Christmas!

The best way to have a great Christmas, is to help others have a better Christmas! And you don’t need to spend extra money to help others… sometimes everything  you need is already available to you, it’s just waiting for a bit of imagination!
Here are 2 ideas to help others on Christmas:
1. Reallocate Budget
There’s always some budget allocated for Christmas activities. For example, to print some holiday cards, to send some gifts to special partners, customers and so on. What if, instead of spending the money on a bottle of wine for your customer, you bought a gift for a kid that wasn’t having a Christmas without your help? I’m sure that your customer would understand. Just handwrite him or her note explaining that Santa made a detour while getting this year’s gift!  If you add up a bunch of bottles of wine you will find that you can make a lot of kids happy!
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2. Recycle Old Hardware
Remember that old laptop you no longer use and that’s taking up space in the storage room? It might be exactly what a kid needs to learn about computers and the internet. Having a computer can give a child the edge he or she needs to have a much better future, and all you have to do is clean it up, install a free operating system and deliver it! Way better than recycling! And while you’re at it, why not install 10 laptops?
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So there you have it, two simple ideas to help others for Christmas that don’t cost you extra (well, we did offer lunch to the guys that installed the laptops, but it was well worth it!)
What about you? What are your ideas for helping others, without making your CFO grind his teeth?

 

About the author

Rodrigo Coutinho

A member of the founder’s team, Rodrigo has a passion for web development, great products, and geeky stuff. He spends his time designing future versions of the OutSystems Platform and dreaming about the cool future of the web.

Comments

Joost

Sweet idea! awesome 🙂

Joop

Merry X-Mas to all of you !!

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