Living Simply got a bit of a boost over the Thanksgiving Holiday, traditionally the start of the Christmas shopping season - we got interviewed by CNN.com! Reporter Christy Oglesby called to ask about ways to shop sanely (ie, stay out of the mall). We discussed the value of buying high-quality used gifts, and the article is here - Gift buying? Think outside the mall - as a CNN.com special report on Christmas shopping.
Here is the Living Simply article she found interesting enough to contact me about: A Recycled Christmas - Reused Gifts Are Better
And the description: There are plenty of reasons to buy used for Christmas presents, and only one reason not to: you probably think it looks bad. Here´s why you should buy used gifts and encourage the same from others.
Needless to say, it's very exciting that even CNN is getting into the act of the green, or recycled Christmas. Whether people shop used to save money, stay out of the mall, or just have fun in the hunt, it's all better for the environment, eh?
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