13 Dec '11, 11pm

Tips for Consuming Less During the Holidays

Tips for Consuming Less During the Holidays

A few weeks before Thanksgiving, one of my daughters announced that she needed to pick up a “Secret Santa” gift for one of her upcoming Girl Scout events. This announcement was made at the last minute of course (as is the habit of 12-year-olds). Our outing then had an extra stop; Target was her suggestion. Personally, I stepped off the consumerism bandwagon some time ago, but this concept is hard to convey to preteens that get bombarded with tons of advertising in their daily lives. At the department store, the holiday shopping season was in full swing. The aisles were full of cheap imported goods and many shoppers were snatching up all of the latest “deals.” In the last five years or so I have fallen into the group of folks that “just say no” to the hype and binge of shopping during the holiday season. My Black Friday mornings have been spent relaxing at my cabin and enjo...

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