Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Christmas Consumerism

Well it's that time of year again. Apparently the Christmas decorations are already up in The Mall. Cue crowded shops, spending frenzy and overloaded credit cards. And why are we doing this? To celebrate the birth of a child in a dirty, smelly stable, who lived several years of his adult life with 'nowhere to lay his head', and ended it on a cross to pay for the all the hideous sins of humanity. Hmmm. Makes a lot of sense doesn't it?! If you feel like answering NO to this question, please check out the following links and think about doing Christmas another way this year. I can't say we'll be totally 'buy nothing' but we are seeking a simpler, more intentional celebration.



Nicky said...

Sounds like a good plan Jo, consumerism is bad enough the other 364 days of the year but 25th Dec, well.. I don't want to get on my soap box really but let's just say I am with ya and am going to check out those sites. xx

Mam said...

Yay!! Thanks for those links! I've been desperate to get off the consumer treadmill at Christmas but never quite managed it - this year I'll have to after dh ahs been redundant for a large chunk then taken a job with a huge dip in pay. all a very good excuse to re-evaluate, it's amazing how on much less money we're perfectly happy!!
Hazel xx