The holidays are a time for reflection.
They are a time to think about what is important.Elections have passed, and though Superstorm Sandy brought damage to these shores, it was nothing compared to the devastation and suffering it caused to friends and relatives up North.
With that in mind, we have looked beyond simply giving gifts to giving gifts with a purpose.
This year, each item in our holiday gift guide is an object or a concept that will bring smiles to its recipient and also will give back to the community because its purchase benefits a charity.
A gift from a museum store. Something from a business that is inspired to donate part of its profits. A legacy gift to an arts organization.
We hope this inspires you to ask your local merchants about whether they sell gifts that give back.
These gifts make a difference, and that makes us smile.
— Scott Simmons