Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanks, But You Can Skip the Gift

poster: Gee thanks. Another new sweater

This Thanksgiving, I'd like to thank you, my readers, for all your support. I'll be enjoying the day with friends and family; I won't be shopping the holiday sales which start on-line on Thanksgiving Day, and in the stores early Friday morning.

If you want to be a more thoughtful shopper this holiday season, you might consider partaking in Buy Nothing Day this coming Friday, November 23.

If you want to take things further, there's also Buy Nothing Christmas. I'm personally not willing buy nothing, but I do want to see the new movie about Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping.

More resources for thoughtful gift giving this holiday season:
- Twelve Gifts That Won't Become Clutter
- Recycled Christmas: One Family's Revolution Against the Shopping Mall
- Your local adopt-a-family program (here's mine)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been participating in Buy Nothing Day for several years now! There's nothing that kills the Christmas spirit in me quicker than that ridiculous day-after-Thanksgiving shopping rush. If I want to stay focused on Christmas’s true meaning, then I have to avoid the commercialism as much as I can.