Every year around this time I start collecting ideas for my annual charitable giving guide. You see, I believe that the only balance to the excess of the holiday season is to give back. Indeed, I believe in giving back all year long, but the holidays provide a special opportunity to open your heart to those in need. (I also subscribe to the one-in, one-out policy. If you get something, you gotta donate or get rid of something.) If you know of a worthy organization or group, please let me know about it. I will also be listing interesting gift options with a charitable hook. Let me know your thoughts and look for this year’s charity guide in coming days.