Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Buy Nothing Day
Avoid the madness of Black Friday and stay home and celebrate Buy Nothing Day on November 28, 2008. Instead of fighting the crowds, burning gas looking for parking spaces, and getting caught up in retailers holiday hype use the day after Thanksgiving to reflect on how your family wants to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. Ask yourself some important questions: Are the gifts you're buying worth all the time you spend working to pay for the gifts? Could you increase your family's happiness in other ways that have less of an impact on the environment? It's easy to get caught up in the holiday shopping experience and purchase items that are "a great deal" without thinking about the environmental impact and whether it is something the recipient will truly love. Spend time this Friday making a list of gifts that are earth friendly that everyone on your shopping list will love instead of at the mall and everyone will be happy especially Mother Earth.