Do you "Like" us on Facebook? If not, take a second and do it! 

Now that we're Officially Friends (since nothing is real until it's on Facebook, right?), go enter our Worst Gift Photo Contest.
Everyone knows holiday gift giving can be a challenge, and this year we want to see your worst gift. Let's have some fun and help others in the process. Go to our Facebook page and upload a photo of a gift you've received (or given) that's odd, outlandish, funny or just-plain weird. 
You've got to submit your entry by December 22, and voting will last from December 23-January 6.
The prizes? More than a pat on the back, that's for sure. The Grand Prize winner will have a goat donated in his or her name, supplying a family with up to several quarts of nutritious milk a day. The Runner Up will be honored with a trio of rabbits, and two Honorable Mention winners will each receive a donation of honeybees in their names.
I'm not eligible to win, as a Heifer employee, but I'll inspire you with the worst gift my kid received last year (from the perspective of her parents, of course). It looks like a cute stuffed dog. You'd think that by pushing the paw it would bark or pant or something dog-like. Nope. It loudly bursts into the song "Only You" by The Platters. 

Author

Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She has a master's in social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is married, a mother of two, and a wannabe urban farmer, raising her own chickens and killing most of her vegetable crops.