A few years ago, I published a blog post; A Recycled Christmas, giving suggestions of gifts that could be purchased second-hand during the festive season.
The Red Cross emailed through a beautiful promotional video they've put together, which also encourages buying recycled gifts for Christmas:
Concept development and direction: Cherise Conrick, Typespace and Chris Edser
Original Music 'Gift to Give': Scott Illingworth and Adrian Zammit
ocals: Carla Lippis
Sound Design: Scot Illingworth
Animation: Chris Edser, Jarrod Prince, Lisa Vertudaches, Harry Plane, Bill Northcott
Additional colouring: Bri Hammond
“People don’t tend to think of a Red Cross shop as a place to buy gifts, but there are so many wonderful present options if you come in and have a look,” said Olivia Cozzolino, Australian Red Cross Retail General Manager.
Red Cross shops have a great range of pre-loved items, from good quality clothing to books, furniture, shoes and accessories as well as a variety of brand new discounted items such as jewellery, handbags and scarves - something to suit all tastes and ages.
“A great gift doesn’t have to be brand new. Buying recycled helps the environment and there are so many fabulous items that have had a past life and a new owner would really love. This Christmas we want people to remember that when you purchase a gift from Red Cross shops, not only are you buying a thoughtful gift for someone, but it’s a gift that gives twice because Red Cross uses the proceeds to help others,” she said.
Red Cross has 164 retail shops around Australia. For your nearest Red Cross shop, visit www.redcross.org.au/stores or call 1800 339 88. Follow Red Cross shops on Facebook and Pinterest
Will you be buying recycled gifts this Christmas?