Buy Nothing Christmas
Have you heard of "Buy Nothing Christmas"? The idea is that being inundated with advertising enticing us to buy things throughout the holiday season distracts us from what this time should really be about: togetherness. It also forces us to consider the social and environmental impact of buying all of this stuff that we don't need and wrapping it in coloured paper that is harmful for the environment Whether or not you believe with the religious organization that spurred this moment, their site offers this really great list of alternatives to storebought presents, including homemade and recycled gifts that will lessen the strain on your wallet, have a lighter impact on the environment and ultimately be more meaningful.
Do you plan on participating in "Buy Nothing Christmas" in anyway? Do you ever make homemade gifts during the holidays?