Saturday, December 8


I'm doing some online holiday shopping today, partaking in more consumption than I probably do all year. I try to keep the gifts handmade, through iGive, or edible. And I definitely try to minimize the number of gifts I buy, for financial and environmental reasons. Luckily, I've managed to convince my fairly large family to do a Secret Santa with a $30 limit, so we've had that going for a few years now. It seems to make everyone's lives easier, even the people who enjoy consuming like there aren't any tomorrows.

Ahh, back to finding a used CD for my brother-in-law.


Nadine said...

Thanks for the awesome idea! I've already bought one Christmas gift from etsy this morning after reading your post. I've never shopped there before and it's a tad overwhelming. The sheer volume! But i love the idea of recycled and vintage.

Electronic Goose said...

Yea for Etsy! Overwhelming, I know ... and so tempting.

Jenn & Owen said...

We tried to limit our gifts this year, with secret Santa for the Family and one for the friends, but things seem to have gotten out of hand yet again. This whole two-incomes thing is working on our reptile-brains to the extent that we are starting to actually respond to the mass-market notion that one must go out and shop simply because of the time of year. On the up side, I found free-range organic hormone-free turkey, so I have done at least one thing right this season.