Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tis the season, and here's my reason!

I recently started a job at Macys, a cleaning job, I work for an outside company that cleans. Why am I telling readers this? Because it has really given me perspective on the holiday season.

I have never been one for consumption, over consumption, or holiday just flat out isnt my style. But since starting my job at Macys and seeing people fight over possesions, spend $150 on a childs dress and not even look me in the eye because I am a lowly cleaner...I have made a choice. A choice that isnt far off from how things usually go, usually I get something small for Jessi and something small for my grandmother....well, no more!

This year instead of adding to the consumeristic hysteria of mass produced sweat shop items, I will be sponsoring rescued animals at Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary for my family and Jessi.

Instead of getting someone something that might just end up in their junk drawer anyway, why not give the gift of life. When you sponsor an animal you insure that animal has food and shelter and necessities for a year of its life, you will also receive a picture and bio of the animal you are sponsoring.

Hopefully someday we can make it out to Colorado to meet all of the animals they have saved, and show love to them all!
Happy Holidays! I hope some of you will choose to make your holiday season cruelty free.

written by Heather of
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CraftyPanties said...

Heather, this is a wonderful idea. I can't stand materialism/consumerism either.

Taryn said...

I'm glad that others are taking this route this year as well! I'm not buying gifts either; instead I made donations to my favourite animal shelters and charities.

My parents are following suit and plan to buy a water pump for a poor village overseas in addition to sponsoring children in need.

I wish & hope more people will consider giving back to others & animals that need help!