a non-consumer christmas
"We need to move away from more and global to less and local; from accumulation
of unnecessary clutter to enjoyment of the good things in life like art, music,
friendship and free time. We need to shift from waste to frugality, from
consuming to making, from illusion to imagination, from desire to delight and
from consumption of natural resources to an appreciation of the natural world.
If we do that then Christmas will again be an occasion of great celebration
rather than an excuse for more consumption. And then again the secular and the
sacred, the material and the spiritual will be recognised as being two sides of
the same coin."
Doesn't that sound inspiring? I'm putting on my thinking hat. I'm calling a halt to consumerism in my own family. I'll let you know how that goes ;) !