If you're hoping to fill your Advent season with something more than overcrowded stores and stocking stuffers, adventconspiracy.org has a few suggestions: Give others the gift of your time and talents. Then, instead of buying numerous presents, send the money you would have spent at the mall to a charity. While the idea isn't necessarily new, it's presented in a particularly compelling way in the site's well-produced video, below.
The site sugggests donating money to help build fresh water wells in poor nations, but there are many ways to give of your time and money. What other suggestions do you have for trying to maintain the true focus of the Advent and Christmas seasons? How about suggestions for creative and homemade gift ideas that don't break the budget?