Fair Trade Holiday Caroling


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What is Fair Trade Holiday Caroling?

Walking door to door or performing in any public place, congregation, school play, holiday party, subway station, etc:

  1. Sing a few carols
  2. Read a brief Fair Trade Public Education Script to your audience
  3. Ask your audience to make a pledge to buy Fair Trade holiday gifts or Fair Trade New Year’s Resolution

What do I need to carol?

Everything you need, including the Songbook and flyers, coupons, and New Year's Resolutions to hand out, are in the Fair Trade Holiday Caroling Toolkit.

What songs would we sing? Both traditional carols and the clever, amusing, fabulous Fair Trade carols submitted to Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Holiday Song Contest. A Songbook is included in the Fair Trade Holiday Caroling Toolkit and there are additional songs you can print out from the Fair Trade Holiday Carols webpage.

When should we sing? Anytime in December, but we encourage you to consider caroling during the first two weeks of December, in order to invite people to purchase their gifts Fair Trade during holiday shopping.

Be sure to let us know you are caroling! We are hoping to register as many people as possible in the Fair Trade New Year's Resolution, Holiday Gift Challenge and Caroling, to show the strength of support for Fair Trade! Please visit:

Submit a new carol! Write a catchy tune using traditional holiday carols and transform them into Fair Trade carols. Use the Caroling Toolkit for some ideas and inspiration. E-mail your song to the Fair trade Team at fairtrade@globalexchange.org and we'll publish it on our website.

Look at how much fun you'll have:
Watch caroling videos by Global Exchange, Equal Exchange, Fair Trade USA, Green America and others on the

Fair Trade Holiday Caroling Youtube Group page

More carolers:

Montclair High School Fair Trade Club
and South Bay Raging Grannies.

Caroling Has Gone Virtual!

In addition to caroling door-to-door, we invite you to to create a Fair Trade caroling video or audio message to email to your friends and family, like a musical e-card! Post your videos on our Fair Trade Holiday Caroling YouTube Group and send your MP3’s to fairtrade@globalexchange.org to be uploaded on the website.

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