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Let's steal back Christmas by ev on 4 November 2014 12:50pm
 
This person encourages a more useful and less wasteful Christmas..:

http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwtIWh3Ro

Please let me know if the link works..
 
Re: Let's steal back Christmas by Ken Dunn on 4 November 2014 6:49pm
 
Firstly, no one ever stole Christmas from me. I'm a great traditionalist and enjoy that time of year, mainly because I get a week an a half off work.
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The link works and I think that if you earn 20% more than you actually need the the first idea in the link is a good one.
 
Re: Let's steal back Christmas by ev on 5 November 2014 4:58am
 
From what I understand a lot of people go into a spending overdrive, maxing out their credit cards and causing themselves a lot of damage around Christmas time.

I too appreciate the traditions of gift giving and the Christmas spirit. For example, I know one family that reuses Christmas wrapping paper each year, rather than buy new rolls, although I find that a bit extreme. But their kids already have every toy and gadget they could possibly need, so the parents are against spending a lot on presents.

The idea of giving to charity rather than spending lots on expensive presents is good, I think.

 



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