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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: emilyana
2005-12-12 12:23 pm (UTC)
christmas shopping does drain the hell outta ya.

just becuz i've been at the receiving end of your gift giving. i can personally say, the gifts you've given me, all but one were homemade. and i would never get rid of them...and i've loved each and every one of them. mainly, cuz YOU made it for ME.

just wish you could show me your crafty ways :)
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