Do Buy Nothing Day Like a Pro

by Michelle Lasley

Michelle Lasley is a mother, wife in Pacific Northwest learning to balance green dreams with budget realities.

November 23, 2007

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Categories: The Balancing Act

There was an article in The Oregonian Wednesday that instructed people how to buy like a pro on Black Friday. I sent this in, rather late, to the letters to the editor.
Why support our piggish consumer culture while lining the pockets of already rich CEOs on Black Friday? Why not actually do something with your family, something they will remember a lot longer than Black Friday gifts. The following fifteen is from me; Ad Busters has more on Buy Nothing Day.
  1. Don’t go shopping, for anything
  2. Stay at home, relax
  3. Play with your kids
  4. Enjoy time with your spouse
  5. Play board games
  6. Call up that friend you’ve been meaning to call during the holiday season now
  7. Make cookies, decorate with your family
  8. Make Christmas wreaths with your friends
  9. Enjoy hot cider
  10. Sit by the fire
  11. Sing carols
  12. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  13. Volunteer at a school with the SMART program (Start Making a Reader Today)
  14. Make Christmas cards
  15. Make Christmas ornaments

2 Comments

  1. icanseeclearlynow

    hi there. i was just blog hopping and found your blog. please accept my condolences for the loss of your sister. i liked your list about things you can do besides shopping on black friday.

    🙂

    Reply
  2. Michelle

    Thank you for stopping, your condolences, and enjoying the list. Have a great holiday season!

    Reply

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