Posts Tagged ‘freedom’

More joy, less jingle

December 12, 2011

Crowded malls, not so Christmas-peaceful

‘Tis the season to jingle-jangle your nerves?

We don’t think so.

Jangled nerves. That’s what so many holiday shopping excursions can lead to. Why voluntarily do this to yourself during the season of joy and peace? That’s totally silly, when you can enjoy the calm and comfort of consignment, resale, and thrift shopping, while doing good for the planet as well.  And we shopkeepers certainly don’t want to jingle your budget, either.

So drop in to your favorite shops (find the Directory and Zoomable Map of Professional Resalers here) and enjoy a low-key, down-home, shop-local, eco-aware wallet-friendly shopping experience. Experience peace and neighborliness.

Relax at a consignment, resale, or thrift shop for the holidaysWho knows, they might even offer you some cocoa and a candy cane.

The crowded mall photo from David Porter on Flickr; the peaceful shop photo from luncheonsatthejunction blog.

The best gift you can give: Financial Freedom

December 2, 2011

National average credit card debt per household is $15,799. (Source: Federal Reserve’s report on consumer credit, July 2011)

Don't be burdened. ReSell, RePlace, ReJoice with resale shops on HowToConsign.comScary? You betcha. That quote’s just part of some eye-opening information. It’s hard to imagine that a family could have, in addition to mortgage, car loan or lease, student loans and all the rest, almost $16,000 debt on plastic.

Imagine the Read the rest of this entry »

How to shop responsibly

November 25, 2011

Choose holiday gifts and trimmings with your heart in your hand,

not their hand in your wallet. Or their supertankers in our harbors.

Keep the light in Christmas from

A tradition we’ll be very happy to see the end of.

November 20, 2011

091005 dont get mauledIt’s SO old-fashioned to get mauled at the mall.

Noise, traffic jams, and worst of all, Read the rest of this entry »

Is there holiday money hiding in your closets and cupboards?

November 11, 2011

Make a merry holiday budget with your favorite consignment or resale shopA fan of this blog emailed me about my suggestion about using consignment or resale of “extra things”, as she put it, as a budget-enhancer for a Merry Recycled Holiday.

That’s all very fine for most people, she wrote, but Read the rest of this entry »

Build your holiday budget

November 6, 2011

The holidays are wonderful. But they can cost money.

ReSell...Replace...ReJoice this holiday season

But it doesn’t have to break your budget, if you “swap” underloved possessions,

those gently-used items you own, for Read the rest of this entry »

Have yourself a merry thrifty holiday!

November 5, 2011

50 Days & 50 Ways to have a Merry Recycled Holiday from HowToConsign.comHere at 50 Days & 50 Ways to have a merry recycled holiday, we believe that you can have a festive, generous, loving and memorable holiday season without compromising your budget and your beliefs.

50 Days & 50 Ways isn’t about skimping; it’s about being thoughtful and considerate of not creating waste and of creating an atmosphere of respect for the occasion and your loved ones. Read more about who we are.

Follow us every day until December 25 ( sign up on the left for posts delivered into your email) and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

After all, it’s the thought that counts… not the waste.