ye Oath of Giftiness, revisited

Pay It Forward logo

Yesterday, as I just found out from fellow blogger Jill Dennison, was ‘Pay It Forward Day‘. I’ve missed the boat on celebrating that, but it reminded me of something…

Pay It Forward sunflower

Nine years ago I came up with an idea. It’s a very simple one: you buy something that you like, and you give it to a friend. But there’s a catch: your friend, in accepting the gift, has to agree to ‘ye Oath of Giftiness’, which states that if your friend likes the gift, then they will buy another one for a friend of theirs, under the same restriction*.

I thought that it would be a pretty cool way of helping to promote, well, things :)

What do you think?

ye Oath of Giftiness, image

Oath of Giftiness blanks for your use:

* There is an opt-out clause: if the recipient doesn’t like the gift, there’s no obligation to pass it forward.

About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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8 Responses to ye Oath of Giftiness, revisited

  1. pennross says:

    A few questions: can you make instead of buy the gift? Can it be a free lesson as a gift or one coupon equals one meal in the future(minus covid restrictions) at the restaurant of your choice, type of gift? In any case, like it!

    Liked by 1 person

    • pendantry says:

      Well, let’s see… making the gift might be problematic, unless it’s something anyone can make. Similar problem with a free lesson: the ‘giftee’ would need to have to have some skill to teach. I think the restaurant meal coupon idea would work well enough, since (presumably) one would have to purchase the coupon from the restaurant.

      Thanks for your input. Glad you like it!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Pastor Cathy says:

    ‘Pay It Forward Day’.
    Giftiness

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jilldennison says:

    Thank you for sharing my post, and I think your idea is pretty cool!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. blindzanygirl says:

    It’s a brilliant and novel idea.
    Also, I came especially to say how sorry I am about your cat, wibble. So sad when you,lose a beloved pet. Please will you accept a hug from me?

    Liked by 1 person

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