Buy Nothing Christmas…

By alison October 3, 2005 1 Comment 1 Min Read

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Much as I love Christmas (oh how I love it, but only when it is Christmas Eve, and all that is going to be done, is done...), it is a horribly expensive business (though good planning makes all the difference HouseKeepers!), and every year I seem to spend twice as much as I really need to…

But this wonderful website, Buy Nothing Christmas is offering a true alternative complete with coupons, an utterly Brocante delicious "Buy Nothing Catalogue" (Byline: Come discover what you already have!), gift coupons, stories and a fabulous Free Kit for a buy nothing Christmas…

Though I am really not sure I could really buy nothing at all, I totally appreciate the sentiment and will be doing my best not t0  get carried away by the commercial horror of Christmas sold to us by all the big stores…

This year we are doing Christmas the Brocante Way, and even if we only use the wonderful site above to show us what really matters in this life, we will have learnt a lesson to be treasured…

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  1. Nancy says:

    I love this idea! We all have so much "Stuff" as it is. My daughter is a financially struggling college student. She gifted me the MOST wonderful birthday/Mother's Day gift (they fall very close to each other)this year. She made me a power point CD and on it, she had scanned photos of us from her childhood to now with touching messages and remembrances, she included current digital pictures and she even included one of a fog shrouded favorite barn near here that I took a picture of and she selected a poem to place with the photo that absolutely made me bawl! I could not have ordered a more perfect, heartfelt gift and I will treasure it forever. I have already asked for the same thing every year! It is just one example of how we can give "From the Heart"…which just happens to be the title of my first published work in the "Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul" book! That story was a gift to my dear late Mother who was deep in the grips of Alzheimer's Disease. Thank you for reminding us of the reason for the season…it is about people, not things, and I am going to try extra hard to remember and uphold that.

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