Shop local for Christmas

IMG193bAs I said a year ago, we can Give twice for Christmas by choosing where we shop and what we give. I won’t re-post the whole thing but I would be delighted if those who haven’t already seen it would click on the link and read it.

The sign at left, by the way, was outside one of our local craft markets, the Indi Trade Fair held in the hall of the Marian School in Currajong.

One thought on “Shop local for Christmas”

  1. George Monbiot wrote a far more trenchant piece about wasteful Christmas consumerism in December 2012. It begins …

    There’s nothing they need, nothing they don’t own already, nothing they even want. So you buy them a solar-powered waving queen; a belly button brush; a silver-plated ice cream tub holder; a “hilarious” inflatable zimmer frame; a confection of plastic and electronics called Terry the Swearing Turtle; or – and somehow I find this significant – a Scratch Off World wall map.
    They seem amusing on the first day of Christmas, daft on the second, embarrassing on the third. By the twelfth they’re in landfill. For thirty seconds of dubious entertainment, or a hedonic stimulus that lasts no longer than a nicotine hit, we commission the use of materials whose impacts will ramify for generations.

    You can read the whole thing here: http://www.monbiot.com/2012/12/10/the-gift-of-death/
    Please do.

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