How to Give Back at Christmas and Throughout 2011

Christmas gift
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The holiday season is arguably one of the most charitable times of the year. Charitable giving is up 67% from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15 compared to the same period last year, and we expect the giving to continue through the rest of the year. We've rounded up some tips from a pro on how to maximize your charitable giving before the end of 2010 and some great ideas for carrying the generosity through 2011.

WalletPop turned to Sharon Snow, a Savings.com DealPro who writes about coupons at CouponPrincess.net, for her tips on giving back and involving your kids in the process. In an email to WalletPop, Snow tells us that, "For really last-minute donations, the answers can be really simple, it's not rocket science, it just takes making a decision to make the time."