Gift Giving When Living Off the Grid


| 12/28/2016 10:44:00 AM


Tags: minimalism, holidays, off grid living, handmade gifts, Aur Beck, Illinois,

Have yourself a minimalist Christmas. It's not how much we give. Spending time with those we love is how we live.

For Christmas, either my friends and family are cheapskates — or they finally realize I don’t want material things as gifts. I was very happy to see that the majority of the holiday posts from my friends on my social media were about spending time with family and all the great food instead of all the material presents people received.

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Handmade potholder “from” granddaughter to grandmother

Because most of my immediate family has worked in the medical field, we've never celebrated Christmas on the day of, due to having to work that day and, becauese we are multicultural, we celebrate all the holidays. Why be limited to one day and one holiday? Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas, the 8 days of Hanukkah, but most importantly, Happy Solstice as the sun comes out and the days get longer.

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