The more you see of holiday shoppers, the more you think the Grinch and Scrooge make valid points. Rekindle your generous spirit by sending a message of hope to a struggling activist or someone wrongly imprisoned on Amnesty International's annual Write for Rights campaign.
EPOC, a South African organization fighting homophobia, one of whose workers, Noxolo Nogwaza, was murdered for being a lesbian. In this case Amnesty asks that you NOT include your name or address.
Gao Zhisheng, high-profile human rights lawyer in China.
Azza Suleiman, an activist recovering from brutal injuries received when soldiers beat her in Tahrir Square.
Mehman Huseynov [pictured], who turns 23 today, facing up to 5 years in prison in Azerbaijan on fake charges of hooliganism for meeting with the EuroSong winner prompting her to speak out about human rights violations in his country.
In the US, Reggie Clemons. "For 19 years, Reggie has sat on death row for a murder that even the prosecution agree he didn’t commit."
Young Women for Change (YWC), the grassroots org in Afghanistan.
Anas al-Shogre, detained in Syria.
And of course PUSSY RIOT, who can receive printed cards or phone text messages.