In 2014, we asked individuals and community groups: How could you make your Christmas simpler?
The stream of answers from offenders' families, older women and members of the Poverty Truth Commission was truly moving. Rather than the image of a perfect family meal and endless gifts, people want much simpler things from Christmas Day.
- A son to come home from prison
- A family to be reunited
- Time and space to be more reflective
- Somewhere to eat Christmas dinner
Some of the people involved in #SimplyChristmas took a picture of themselves with their pledge and posted them on the ALTERnativity Facebook page and on twitter. Others wanted us to tell their story without using their names.
The most moving have been collated together and can be seen here:
- Running out of time and ideas for presents? Grab an old (clean) t-shirt, some glue and a pair of sharp scissors and… twitter.com/i/web/status… … 4 months ago
- Christmas is a time when we are often encouraged to be thankful for the blessings in our lives. Do you consider bei… twitter.com/i/web/status… … 4 months ago
- Need to cook a turkey? Thanks to the Church of Scotland Guild, Christian Aid were able to give solar ovens to commu… twitter.com/i/web/status… … 4 months ago