Christmas consumerism got you down? Try using JOY to avoid this pitfall!
The Christmas Consumerism Trap Won’t Make You Happy
I recently read a sweet novel about two boys caught up in Christmas consumerism right after World War II. Their odyssey began with the Sears and Roebuck Christmas Wish Book. If only harried parents and grandparents had one catalog to contend with!
Instead, we have myriad sources bombarding us with ideas, suggestions, and pleas to buy, buy, buy. Marketers target ads to all ages and all walks of life. Before we know it, pressure starts to build. Does your child really need the in toy find happiness this season? Should you really spend so. much. money. on gifts? Does the garbage collector need a gift card during the holiday season?
Without trying, Christmas consumerism can wash out the joy of the holiday season. In today’s podcast, I’ll share three hacks for finding joy this season. JOY represents an acronym for three small steps you can take to keep the season filled with wonder and delight.
Need ideas for drawing closer to Jesus? Check out this post.
If you know a caregiver, this podcast has ideas for easing their burden during the holidays.
Lask week’s podcast has hacks for taking care of yourself during the holidays.
Come Back Next Week
Every feel let down on the 26th of December? Next week we’ll explore five hacks to help you through the post-holiday blues.
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