Stop. DO NOT go to the mall today.

If you’re seeing RED over Holiday Overindulgence and the damage it’s doing to your budget, do not, I repeat do NOT venture anywhere near a mall or a Big Box today.

Okay, you need a few more little gifts. Well, go GREEN.

Do it the eco-way… which is also the loving-friend/parent/child/aunt way.

Figure out what the recipient of your present-giving truly wants. An afternoon at the museum with you? Your undivided attention on a walk in the woods? Your famous BeansNWeenies on demand some gloomy day in January?

Perfect.

Now write a nice note promising same, and buzz on over to a consignment, resale, or thrift shop to pick up an appropriate container for your note (an Oriental jar? teapot? candy dish? wallet? basket? casserole dish?), and you’ve gone green and given that person just what he or she wants… something only you can give!

 

 

 

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