12.25.2008

welcome.

The invitation is three-fold (see the links to the right for more):
*Pause More: Carve out non-frantic time with family and friends, and time for personal reflection.
*Spend Less: Last year, the average family planned to spend $850 on holiday gifts. Set a budget, say "no" to over-consumption, and "yes" to creative and ethical gift-giving.
*Share More: Locally and globally there are many opportunities to share, to open up our homes, wallets, and schedules to share hope and justice.

1 comment:

the front porch: said...

I just found an article that I remember reading in college that discusses consumerism as America's new religion and views Christmas as primarily a Consumer Holiday rather than a Christian holdiday. It's lengthy, but worth getting to the end:

http://hudsoncress.org/html/library/nonfiction/The%20Economy%20as%20Religion.pdf