Simplify the Holidays Booklet

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Guide
Web Site
Booklet
Abstract: 

The holidays, meant to be a time of peace, reflection, and celebration, too often exhaust rather than uplift us. If you sometimes feel trapped by the shopping, spending, crass displays, and frenzied preparations, you aren't alone. Our national surveys consistently show that Americans feel put upon by the commercialization of the season and want more of what matters, not just more stuff.

New Dream's Simplify the Holidays brochure provides practical tips for having a holiday with more joy and less stuff. The booklet contains ideas on how to relieve holiday stress, set a budget, create gifts, and make your holiday more meaningful.

Ready for a bigger challenge? Commit to a "Hundred Dollar Holiday" this year, spending only $100 on gifts, decorations, and so on. It'll be challenging, but it provides an opportunity for a more creative holiday. Check out author Bill McKibben's book Hundred Dollar Holiday: The Case for a More Joyful Christmas.

We invite you to get a copy of the booklet and explore the rest of our Simplify the Holidays website at http://www.newdream.org/programs/beyond-consumerism/consuming-consciousl....

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Author: 
The Center for a New American Dream
Topic Areas: 
Stewardship
Sustainability
Waste Prevention
Target Audience: 
All
Adult
Families
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
20 pp.
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

The Center for a New American Dream
455 Second Street SE
Suite 101
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 301-891-3683
Email: newdream@newdream.org
Web: http://www.newdream.org/