Today is known as Black Friday (the busiest shopping day of the year) and as Buy Nothing Day (a day when you are supposed to restrain yourself from consuming).
I like the idea behind "Buy Nothing Day".
But, I feel that something that would be good to do today and year round would be for people to shop from small local businesses, small online businesses, second hand stores and from arts and crafts makers.
So, think of buying from an online or local crafts person or artisan.
Or see what you can whip up yourself!
Check out the holiday cards that I found on Etsy...
Set of 3 square cards with prints of Matryoshkas.
You can purchase these cards for $6.40 from tsktsk over on Etsy.
Set of 3 cards with print of a hand ringing a Peace bell.
You can purchase these cards for $8- from wonting over on Etsy.
Set of 8 postcards with print of girl with snow dove in her hands.
You can purchase these cards for $16- from belleandboo over on Etsy.
This post was originally published on November 23, 2007.