Buy-Nothing Christmas This, orginally from


Buy-Nothing Christmas

This, orginally from the Mennonites, but inviting everyone. Thanks to Sr. Gonzalez at fotos del apocalipsis.

A partial list of alternatives:

1. Create coupons for a massage, spring cleaning, child-minding, manicure, etc.

2. Create a menu of various culinary delights (e.g., Tantalizing Thai, Mexican Fiesta, etc.) and have the gift recipient choose one of the options.

3. Collect meaningful photos for the gift recipient, make colour photocopies and create a collage.

4. Write and illustrate a book for the young people in your life.

5. Knit a stocking, hat, socks, etc.

6. Do something exciting and challenging together (e.g., long walk, bike ride, hike, art course).

7. Compile a list of memories and arrange them in a creative fashion.

This is something for which I can find profound sympathy and for which I feel a profound resonance. My favorite gift EVER from both my mother and my wife have been handmade things (a afghan and a bathrobe). (Buy the way, for all of you out there in blogland that were contemplating the perfect gift for me--edibles are very, very good. I just thought I'd let you know, to relieve the stress that I'm sure was weighing on your mind over it.)

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