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Smart Moms on Christmas Consumerism

I wanted to share more with you from my conversations about Christmas consumerism with two smart moms. The surprising thing these two moms have in common is that neither one has Santa leave gifts on Christmas morning.  Their diverse personal reasons for that had little to do, they said, with consumerism. Assistant University Professor Shannon […]

Continue Reading By on November 11, 2010 in Christmas, conscious consumerism

Ready, Set, Shop!!!

Ready, set, shop! Here we are, two and half weeks away from Thanksgiving — several weeks longer until Christmas — and we’ve already been served a full helping of holiday marketing. Did you notice how quickly the red and green candies replaced the aisles of candy corn and other Halloween goodies at local stores? Haven’t you heard […]

Continue Reading By on November 9, 2010 in Christmas, conscious consumerism, frugal, thrifty

Storing Up Christmas Treasures

Another gorgeous autumn morning gave my family the perfect opportunity for a leisurely few hours of tag sale treasure hunting. I’m always on the lookout for great buys on seasonal décor that I would not pay retail for. This particular morning, we found ourselves at two different sales offering Christmas decorations. The first sale we […]

Continue Reading By on October 16, 2010 in Christmas, conscious consumerism, frugal, thrifty