December 12, 2022

Frugal Santa

Why isn't Santa extra frugal by now? 

You would think that over the years he would have heard something about the damages of conspicuous consumption, and changed his ways.

By now he might have twigged to the fact that material possessions can not provide lasting happiness, or that giving people everything they want is a recipe for disaster.

In 2022 Santa's workshop should look more like a thrift store than a mega factory in China.

Here is my letter to my mythical frugal Santa in which I share my wish list:

Dear Frugal Santa,

All I want is a bunch of old towels. I use them a lot in my house for all kinds of things, most importantly taking care of Linda.

That's all.

Thank you,

Frugal Caregiver

If Santa won't make the shift, we can. 

This holiday season consider frugal gift giving. If, that is, we are gift giving at all in this late stage of The Time Of Too Much Everything.

“Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.” 


― Elise Boulding

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