I got an email from Susan Sarandon yesterday. Really! I'm not kidding.
I'm glad to find out that I have something in common with a lady I admire greatly: She told me about her involvement with Heifer International, an organization that "combats hunger, alleviates poverty, and restores the environment by providing appropriate livestock, training, and related services to small-scale farmers worldwide." (That was a quote directly from the FAQ at their website.)
I gave some of my friends shares of a buffalo for Christmas last year, and will give Heifer gifts again this year. If you're still wondering what gifts to give and how to make Christmas more meaningful, this may just be the perfect thing.