November 01, 2013 16:18 ET

A Solution for the Hard to Find Christmas Gift, While Helping Others

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 1, 2013) - This is the time of year when many of us are faced with trying to find a gift for someone who has everything or maybe finding a gift under $5 for the office party. What if that perfect gift not only brought a smile to the recipient but also to a less fortunate child? is a novel service that provides a daily dose of humour to your inbox early every weekday morning. The messages range from simple sayings to little anecdotes that will bring a smile to your face and start your day off on a positive note. Not only do you benefit from the well documented medical value of laughter but you are also supporting a local charity that funds drinking water projects in Africa.

For less than the cost of a weekend newspaper or large latte, you receive a full year of SMIRKS delivered to your inbox, and you can even forward them to your friends to share the laughs. If you want to pay more than CDN $3.65 for a year's subscription, your money will be directed towards Ryan's Well. This charity was launched more than 15-years ago by an eight-year old Kemptville, Ontario boy to raise funds to drill a water well in a village in Africa that did not have clean drinking water. To date, they have successfully drilled many wells that have provided water and sanitation facilities to thousands of villagers in both Africa and Haiti. You can learn more about Ryan's Well by visiting

The privacy policy ensures the confidentiality of your credit card information through and indicates that your e-mail addresses will not be used for marketing or advertising. In fact you will not receive any advertising with your daily SMIRK. No annoying pop-ups or inserted advertising to bother you.

Make your shopping easier this year and revitalize the fun loving spirit of the season by visiting and sign up your colleague, friends, or family. Not only will you be sharing laughter but you will be bringing a smile to many less fortunate people who can't afford CDN $3.65 a year.

Contact Information

  • Ian Benson
    613 445-5321 (Evenings) or Cell 613 558-8711