Ever wondered how to ask friends and family to ditch the holiday gift exchange? Xmas Truce can help. It’s a tool that allows you to choose friends on Facebook and declare a truce on gift-giving this season. Trucing works like a secret crush app, so no one will know unless both parties agree. This year, give the gift of no-gift-giving.
Why was it created?
Somehow over the years, Christmas has moved away from family, festivities and cheer, and a lot closer to…obligation. Finding a spot in a crowded parking lot. Chasing random gifts across seven stores, all while your grandma watches Home Alone—all alone—in your living room. We’re not against presents or Christmas. We’re just offering a tool for friends and families who’d rather call off the sometimes unwanted, and often unappreciated gifts, and spend their money and time on the holiday stuff that really matters. Like flying across country to see your favorite cousin. Or finally helping your mom digitize her entire collection of VHS tapes. Or just buying a nice bottle of wine to share with an old friend. Whatever’s important to you, Xmas Truce offers you a way to call off the nonsense and call on the cheer.
Xmastruce.org is not affiliated with any brand or charity and is the work of London-based creative, Todd Grinham. (Former creative at CP+B Boulder).