take back our holiday…

If you’re anything like me, you love the holiday season – whether you call it Christmas, Yule, or anything else.  But the commercialism has gotten incredibly out of control.  However, we can take back our holiday…

Just a request sent out to you all – instead of mass-buying from big-box stores, please think about making presents, buying locally from artists & craftsmen, or making donations (or buying gifts that support charities).  It’s the little things, but every step we take makes a difference.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting some great DIY gift ideas, as well as links to artisans & charity-friendly retailers.  Happy Holidays!


6 thoughts on “take back our holiday…

  1. I love making my own gifts. Not that I was very crafty, but still… this year I am getting an anthology with one of my stories inside for the family members, and intend to make spiced nuts and lavender pillows for friends and such. The BF’s family keeps calculating who spends how much on which gift, but I will not be part of that tradition. This should not be about money, but about enjoying each other’s company and doing each other good.

    Looking forward to your DIY ideas, maybe I can borrow some!

    • Diandra – those are *great* ideas! I love it. And good for you for not being a part of the $-counting. I have a similar problem with some of my family… but I just smile, bring my homemade gifts & charity donations, and spread out blessings and goodwill. 🙂
      Hope you enjoy the upcoming posts – I’m looking forward to posting! Would love to hear if you end up using any of the ideas.


  2. Superb blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m completely confused .. Any suggestions? Appreciate it!

    • Thanks for the compliment! 🙂 Always nice to hear that I’ve brought some joy to someone else.
      And congratulations on starting a blog! I’d suggest starting with a free option – WordPress is amazing for that. So many free themes & ways to customize… it’s great. You’ll want to decide what your blog is about – what you’re mainly trying to say – and then start building from there. But the biggest thing, is just start writing! Find your voice & put it out there. If you’re speaking from the heart, you can’t go wrong.
      Hope that helps! And good luck. 🙂

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