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Christmas 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition for Aussies and Kiwis - the Australasians...
As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into
high gear to provide Australasians with monstrous piles of cheaply
produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of
This year will be different. This year Australasians will give the gift
of genuine concern for other Australasians There is no longer an excuse
that, at gift-giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by
Yes there is!
It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to
fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?
Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift
certificates from your local Australasian hair salon or barber?
Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about
some health improvement.
Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small,
Australasian-owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a
gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.
Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of buying
a Chinese made products? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like
his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or games at the local
There are a lots of Australasian owner-run restaurants -- all offering
gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort,
what about a half-dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint.
Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is about
supporting your home town Australasians with their financial lives on
the line to keep their doors open.
How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or
motorcycle, done at a shop run by the Australian working guy?
Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mum? Mum would LOVE the services
of a local cleaning lady for a day.
My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy
who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.
OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people
spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewellery,
and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.
Plan your holiday outings at local, owner-operated restaurants and
how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre.
Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.
Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand
Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of
light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those
kinds of bucks to burn, leave the postie, garbo or babysitter a nice BIG
You see, Christmas is no longer about draining Austraaslian pockets so
that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about
caring about US, encouraging Australasian small businesses to keep
plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other
Australasians, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back
to us in ways we couldn't imagine .
THIS is the new Australasian Christmas tradition.
Forward this to everyone on your mailing list -- post it to discussion
groups -- send it to the editor of your local paper and radio
stations, and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring
about each other, and isn't that what Christmas is about?
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