This a collection of my favorite things I’ve read this week. Several of them this week focus on the upcoming holidays. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Make Christmas Clutter Free with Consumable Gifts
by Jessie Leigh at Money Saving Mom
Consumable gifts are a great way to have something to put under the tree to rip open on Christmas morning, without cluttering your home or the homes of others.
5 Tips for a Minimalist Thanksgiving
by Lesa Bellevie at The Minimalist Path
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, this seems like a good time to think about how to simplify the holiday. This year’s watchword for me is “frugality,” so I’ve given some taken some time to figure out how to apply it to Thanksgiving.
How I Redefined My Holidays
by Tanja Hoagland at Minimalist Packrat
We sat on that couch together and examined what we used to like about holidays and what we didn’t like now. It was time for some new behaviors. We wrote out a list of things we didn’t like, things that caused us stress. We also wrote out a list of how we wanted to celebrate instead.
by Leo Babauta at mnmlst
One of the things I love about minimalism is that it doesn’t end. You don’t get to a minimum of things and say, “I’m done.” It’s a constant paring down. And that’s a good thing.
How to Destroy Our Past Live (Starting Over)
by Everett Bogue at Far Beyond the Stars
The world changes. We evolve into new and better individuals every single day. The choice though is this: will you continue to build up your energy in order to focus on the person you were back then? Or can you let it go, to concentrate on the faces around you now?
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Article originally published on 11/13/2010