Gift consciously this Christmas with local or second-hand items only!

Gift consciously this Christmas with local or second-hand items only!

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Steph Blyth started this petition to Everyone

Every Christmas season I see BAGS of waste - endless packaging from gifts and wrapping paper. I also see WAY TOO MANY gifts that were purchased thoughtlessly as a gesture of obligation or routine (how many people get pjs, robes, slippers that they do not need every year?) (does this person really need or want a bath gift set, chocolates, or another throw for the couch?) STOP THE ENDLESS CONSUMPTION THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! Focus on spending time with your loved ones. Gifts should not be a requirement for walking through your families doors and enjoying one another. 

This Christmas season, I am pledging to GIFT CONSCIOUSLY! I will ONLY be gifting thoughtful items from local, small businesses/artists or second-hand goods. Alternatively, I will be hand making gifts or simply writing love letters to all of the important people in my life. 

I will also not be purchasing any wrapping paper as this is senseless waste. Newspaper or brown paper wrapping is charming AND ethical! (and you can decorate it yourself with markers or paints!)

Join me in pledging to support your local economy and our environment this holiday season!

I would also implore those thinking of gifting anything to me to stop and ask if it is ethical, if I really need it, and if they feel good about gifting it to me. I would be thrilled with a big hug and a smile on Christmas Day from all of my loved ones - both me and the environment need nothing more!!

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