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Ideas for this craptastic time of year! [Dec. 2nd, 2005|12:24 am]
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Do you do anything to combat the commercialism of the holidays?

In some ways, I hate this time of year. I loathe the energy, the stress of it all.

I want to focus more on a better way of celebrating these holidays. As for gifts, I like to make something because I don't want people or kids to have the expectation of something expensive, because I need to save money, and also that I think the homemade stuff is more special, genuine, and more thoughtful. Oh yeah, and did I mention I have to be cheap? Sometimes I've noticed that when I don't have money, I feel less stress about those things that require money, that aren't necessities.

[User Picture]From: sweet_disquiet
2005-12-02 05:46 am (UTC)
i always make homemade gifts. this year im making bracelets, and stitching people's name on pairs of gloves (that i bought at the dollar store lol). i also always give photographs as gifts, because im the photographer of the family with all the pictures of everyone. i figure this is the kind of stuff people are more likely to appreciate and keep. it feels like a waste buy big, expensive gifts that are just going to be thrown in a pile.
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