Buy Nothing Christmas (buynothingchristmas.org): A Mennonite movement offering a stress-relieving alternative to a commercial Christmas. Includes a poster, stories, resources and many alternative ideas.
Love Your Neighborhood (LoveYourNeighnorhood.com): Products for sale to encourage neighborhood events, including a front yard Christmas pageant or a Christmas tea.
Generous Giving (GenerousGiving.org): Encouragement and tools to encourage you to experience the joy of giving through life and resource stewardship.
JustGive (www.justgive.org): Tools and services to make charitable giving part of our everyday lives.
Servant Evangelism projects (serve-others.com): Steve Sjorgen suggests a variety of projects including those related to the Christmas season, such as Christmas gift-wrapping. You can also subscribe to a free Serve e-zine.
Time-shift the holidays: Caroling, visiting seniors and shut-ins — if it works in December, why not share that same care during other times of the year?
GivingWorks: eBay allows you to sell items and donate between 10 and 100 percent of the proceeds to your favorite cause. (givingworks.ebay.com). You can also have a home or community yard with a pre-arranged cause or charity in mind.