Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bring Meaning Back to Christmas

I love Christmas. It is by far my favorite holiday and every year it makes me more and more sad to see it get lost to consumerism. If you are like me and worry about keeping your Christmas meaningful here are some things you can do about it!

First: watch this quick video and be inspired to make a difference with your Christmas spending habits

Second: make gift giving meaninful. If you see that gift that is just perfect and says, "I really know who you are as a person and that's why I got this for you" then get it. This kind of gift giving shows others you care and know who they are

Third: Stay away from giving gifts that are going to end up in the trash or being returned. This usually happens when you don't know the person well and just buy something because you feel obligated. For these gifts either make a donation to a good charity in their name or go shopping at organization that give the money towards good causes. Here are some of my favorite places to shop meaningfully:

thanks Grace!

If you have any more suggestions I haven't mentioned comment on this post and i'll add them. Have a wonderful holiday!


  1. or :)

  2. I found some great ones through sseko's facebook page
    Krochet kids international
    Ember arts
    31 bits
    One Mango Tree