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Can you open some new doors this Twixtmas?
24th December, 2018

Can you open some new doors this Twixtmas?

A creative Twixtmas Advent Calendar, featuring 5 different doors to do good in the 5 days between the Christmas and New Year holidays, was the winner of the One Minute Briefs creative challenge, sponsored by my social enterprise Grow Social Capital. The winning creative, David Holcroft, is a great example of the wonderful people in our world doing great things to make their world a better place. 

The non-commercial Twixtmas campaign is aiming to encourage everyone to make the most of the opportunity between December 27th to 31st to take small practical actions to make the world better in some way.

The campaign web site www.twixtmas offers practical advice and inspiration to encourage everyone to make the most of this under-used opportunity. The site also provides a free facility for sending a Twixtmas e greeting card, and you can also download a Twixtmas pledge form.

The idea was originally conceived by social enterprise ‘Grow Social Capital', as a simple way of creating social good by thinking differently about the period between the two public holidays of Christmas and New Year, and make use of untapped resource, energy, and opportunities.

To help people get the most of period the campaign has themed each of the five days with a focus;
Day 1 is about spoiling yourself and thinking more positively about you.
Day 2 is do something for someone else, ideally a stranger - help a neighbour or good cause
Day 3 is help a friend
Day 4 is doing something for the planet
Day 5 is do something for your future

Reciprocal altruism is where you do something which may involve a cost in time, effort or expense in the short-term, but in the longer-run is in your interest.

Imagine if most people did five things during Twixtmas to make the world a better place. Would it be great if you did some small thing to help make this happen?

 

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