It’s quite possible, even though we are well into December, that you have not started your Holiday gift shopping.
You are probably wondering who should be getting a gift, what budgets you are expected to spend, and who should get what exactly.
What about the notion of not buying anything for anyone?
I’m sure the word ‘Scrooge’ comes to mind but bear with me here.
Christmas and the whole holiday season has become the season to consume, over-consumption is absolutely rampant and your nephews request for a new Wii controller may make you his worst aunt or uncle — but standing up to it all and bucking the system may well be the most refreshing move you ever make.
The symbols of celebratory holidays shouldn’t be $10 board game deals at Walmart or Target’s Christmas Eve sale. The emphasis should be on the people we are supported and surrounded by and how much we appreciate each other.
Each year, and especially in this economic climate, families are guilt-tripped into loading up their credit cards and depleting savings to keep up with what the holiday season expects of them.