This year, Michelle and I decided to give to charity this year, instead of our normal gift-giving of the season. We selected the Humane Society of Santa Clara as our preferred charity this year.
Today I went there to give them a check. It’s probably better if I don’t say how much, here on the Internet, but let’s just say the guy at the Humane Society said “Wow” and had to shake my hand twice.
So, if you were hoping to get something from us, and didn’t, now you know why. It’s not because we don’t love you, it’s because we wanted to give something back to the community.
I’m not sure if we will do the same next year. We will probably split our holiday fund between friends and family and worthy charities, probably 50/50 makes sense.
My only regret this year is that we didn’t get it together in time to send cards to everyone, so they would know we were thinking about them. I will try to do better on that next year.