You know, the big day? The Friday after Thanksgiving?
Ok, well maybe you think of it as Black Friday, but maybe you should start thinking about it as Buy Nothing Day.
According to many economists, we can’t buy our way out of this recession/depression thing we’re in, so you’re better off saving your dough and focusing on the three Rs (no, not reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic).
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle…and the greatest of these is Reduce.
Local, sustainable, and/or homemade gifts, or maybe just the gifts of time and energy. Won’t those be especially appreciated?
Don’t believe the hype: consumerism isn’t the answer folks; time, love, and low-impact living (even during the holidays) are.
I’m just sayin’.
P.S. Bartering is really cool, too.