Black Friday… I NEVER shop Black Friday! Instead, I celebrate “Buy Nothing Day“. Every year. Period.
Yeeeeess, I know… the bargains, the excitement, the tradition… I simply choose to spend the day NOT spending. It’s a great reminder that we don’t need to spend obscene amounts of money, rise in the wee hours of the morning and push & shove our way to luxury items that aren’t even needed, if we really think about it.
First, let’s support “Buy Nothing Day” with a little “farewell-to-excess-spending” tribute:
Next, I want to tell you what I AM supporting this year. It’s called The 3/50 Project… and I love it! The whole idea is to pick three independently-owned local businesses and spend $50 with each of them (thus the 3/50 concept!). If we did this each month, it would generate $42.6 BILLION in revenue. Can you even imagine that? I think it sounds amazing.
So, I don’t want to rain on your parade (I know some of you may love Black Friday) but somewhere along the line, let’s give some ‘locally-owned-love’….
… as the figures tell us, it can make quite a difference.