I support Buy Nothing Day
This quote and the graphic are from Roger Wendell's webpage on Buy Nothing Day and I agree with it completely. Now I know as someone who tries to live frugally and save money whenever possible, I should embrace Black Friday and the deals it brings, but I just can't do it. I wrote last November about how Black Friday affects my family, but I was thinking even more about the holiday season this year. I keep thinking that it seems as if the holidays are more and more about consumerism and then I thought back to my childhood and realized that this has been going on for years! When I was little I didn't like the family get-together part of the holidays because I was extremely shy and seeing all these relatives that I barely knew just terrified me. My family is not religious, so I didn't relate to that part of Christmas. Christmas for me was all about the stuff, what was I going to get and how much of it would there be. It seems I've been a consumerist since I was a small child and now I'm indignant, grrr!!
So now in order to help exorcise my demons, I embrace Buy Nothing Day. I feel a little better.