You are stepping on MY holiday, oh you consumer-driven big-box-stores...the names of which will never darken the pages of this blog. Not only have you been inching up with earlier and earlier opening hours, but you've now encroached on what was the one 'non-consumer/pro-family-and-friends' holiday of the entire year by opening on THANKSGIVING!!! For this...I do not, and will never, give thanks.
And what makes it even worse....you are starting to tell us all about it weeks before it happens. Enough.
I came across this post by Beverly Williams. I'm in. I'm seriously making my holiday lists and purposely avoiding the 'big-boxes' this year. (This is not much of a sacrifice for me; I've avoided them pretty much for the past ... oh, dozen or so years! It's nice to have a soapbox to climb on, though.)
In Black Friday Backlash, though, I thought you might like to join me in sharing ways you are making this season more personal and heartfelt. It might be a pile of yarn destined to become a handcrafted gift; it might be a mound of crafting goodies that will turn into something special; perhaps some foodie ideas...or how about plans to share the gift of time...quality time with special friends instead of consumer 'gifts'. I'd love to hear your ideas....(hee, hee---there is still time to incorporate some of them into my ideas!!)
Here's my start...
last year's amaryllis
and a holiday knit....
are going to be this year's Christmas cards.
Care to join me? If I was the least bit techie I'd have one of those cute little linky-things, but I had a hard enough time figuring out how to make the cards. Just comment below and add your link there.
'Til next Friday.