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An Open Letter to My Family on Sustainable Gift Giving



This is an update of an old post. I can tell you that it did its job, and now I get a few stocking stuffers and donations in my name. It works!

Dear Family,

I’m probably writing this a little bit too late, knowing how on-the-ball you are about buying presents. Why wait for Black Friday when you can have all your shopping done before Thanksgiving?

But, I wanted to talk to you about the issue of presents. This is a fraught one for us — for everyone, actually. But us especially, because buying presents for a sustainable living freak is not easy. I will admit that.

You must know that my relationship with personal belongings is a bizarre mixture

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