Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like...

Halloween. Okay, I'm not really thinking Christmas just yet. Yesterday I went to Michael's in search of Halloween embellishments for our trick-or-treaters' treats and had to scour the aisles to find them on clearance! It's not even the holiday yet and they've moved it all away, clearancing out even Thanksgiving items, in lieu of the massive onslaught of Christmas.

So, with that fresh in my mind, when a friend shared this YouTube video with me, it really hit hard. It's profound, truly. Over the years, we've started moving away from the materialism of Christmas and more toward the time together and handmade gifts. The kids get a special gift from Santa, but long gone are the days of commercialism and crap piled all over our floor with bags and bags of wrapping (talk about waste!) and the tedious boxes upon boxes of packaging. We no longer put out seven or eight bags of trash (have you ever paid attention to how much goes out that first trash day after Christmas?) and enjoy spending time together, making gifts for those we love.

We still have a long way to go, don't get me wrong. But, we're working on it. One year at a time.

What can you do this Christmas?

Okay, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to upload videos to blogger anymore. Gah.

Try that.

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