Yesterday I posted on ways to simplify and celebrate this Christmas. This morning I received the ePistle from Evangelicals for Social Action. It contained this link to a great resource Truce 2011-2012: toy Selection Guide published by TRUCE on how to choose toys for Christmas. I really appreciate resources like this that help all of us to think carefully about how we choose gifts especially for children. So be thoughtful this Christmas – don’t just buy presents for the sake of buying them. Consider the impact on the recipient and the unspoken messages that the gift conveys. My one criticism is that they did not mention fair trade toys as another option.