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Ideas for this craptastic time of year! [Dec. 2nd, 2005|12:24 am]
Expand your mind...
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: lillianna
2005-12-02 06:14 am (UTC)
It's funny you mentioned this: I delcared something today: "Outside of my house, i hate Christmas".
For me, that is very true. In my house, Christmas is almost sacred. We play a lot of renaissance Christmas music, we have our classic Christmas movies...a lot of it is very celtic. Actually, a lot of the excited feelings we have for Christmas morning, is the giving, not the getting. "Wow, mom's gonna freak when she sees that i got her that book she wanted so badly!"
I try to ignore the horrible stuff outside. :\
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