EarthSavvy blog — consumerism
Yes, it's that time of year! For those of you who have been following us for a while, you'll know that we're not super into the whole Christmas overconsumption thing. In fact, our family has been celebrating Buy Nothing Christmases for the past 8 years now. And I cannot recommend it enough - it is the best! Also, because we feel that Santa has been somewhat hijacked for the nefarious purpose of corporate profiteering, we decided pretty early on in our parenting journey...
An interesting dichotomy that I face with running my business is this: I sell products...and yet, I am opposed to consumerism. To be honest, it's a pretty weird situation that I find myself in. And it's something that's in the back of my mind, especially as we get closer to the silly season.
“It’s too soon!” I hear some of you shouting. Well, I hate to break it to you, but Christmas is ten weeks away and, as some people like to get their festive season organised sooner rather than later, I thought that now would be a good time to start this conversation.