Comments on: The Best Gifts http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/12/the-best-gifts/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Andrea Brown http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/12/the-best-gifts/#comment-16483 Sat, 29 May 2010 05:06:33 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1236#comment-16483 I don’t think people use picture frames enough as gifts! I mean, you don’t hear about people rushing to the picture frame aisle on Black Friday, eh?
I really like your blog.

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By: Jani http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/12/the-best-gifts/#comment-16482 Tue, 26 Jan 2010 13:07:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1236#comment-16482 It’s true, the best gifts don’t get purchased on Black Friday. I think it’s important for kids and adults to understand that giving doesn’t mean just spending money and getting “things.” Not only that, but I try to instill in my kids that these “things” often become part of the landfill very quickly. This year for Christmas, I asked them to do or make something from the heart for me. What they did for me really was the best gift. They combined their skills — one can draw and the other is a superb writer — and they made me a drawing of the family with a poem. It really made me happy, and almost made me cry reading it!

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By: Mike Raffone http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/12/the-best-gifts/#comment-16481 Fri, 11 Dec 2009 17:46:34 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1236#comment-16481 Emily,
Great job on this post. I think it is a great idea to give a gift of paying for recycling for a few months. Awesome job.

Mike R.

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By: Linda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/12/the-best-gifts/#comment-16480 Thu, 10 Dec 2009 16:11:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1236#comment-16480 My husband and I routinely give gift certificates for home repairs to our less-handy friends; over the years, we’ve helped friends improve their homes by installing water saver faucets and shower heads, building garden arbors, and making repairs so they didn’t have to replace an item or fixture.

While I know not everyone has that sort of skill to offer, everyone has something they *can* do, be it baking a lovely cake, helping out in the garden, painting a wall, or just offering to run errands or babysit. Likewise, everyone has chores and tasks they would love to have help with, or things they just aren’t as good at. The gift certificates let you play to your strengths to offer something of real value to your friends, while not bending the wallet too far out of shape.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/12/the-best-gifts/#comment-16479 Wed, 09 Dec 2009 03:19:32 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1236#comment-16479 I am a member of the homeowners’ association board of directors of the condo complex I live. We are going to give our members a livible community by moving ahead with the recycled water program that will cut association water bills by 80%; putting in new native landscape that will thrive in our climate; putting in new fences and balconies made from green material; and making plumbing upgrades. The result will be a better environment and much lower association dues since our biggest costs will be greatly reduced and that will be the best Christmas present of all. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/12/the-best-gifts/#comment-16478 Tue, 08 Dec 2009 16:10:54 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1236#comment-16478 Heart…. This is a point of important that we don’t have it. Here, our cultural only one way communication. Top to bottom ! I think most of ours didn’t taste that the way of best gift…. “The-tops” just choose what they like so will rise intrigue among of us. So will be rise sense of conflict that among of us. Maybe we have not heart like you……

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