Thanks to all of you who entered the drawing for the book, “Unplug the Christmas Machine.” I used Random.org to pick the lucky winner. Here’s what Katie wrote in her comment:
What a timely story! My husband and I have been trying to talk our families into simplifying for years now, with success coming very slowly. It seems to be a very sensitive topic for people; many seem to view piles of gifts as an important tradition. My husband and I throw or give away almost every gift we’re given and I wish people didn’t waste their money buying us gifts we don’t want.
My favorite simplification idea is the gift my husband and I are exchanging. We’re going to make coupon books for each other. We have a toddler so coupons like “sleep in today” will be wonderful! Thank you for the article!
Congratulations, Katie! A coupon book is a great holiday gift idea, and I hope you and your family enjoy the Christmas book. I’ll be giving away another book soon, so stop in again.
P.S. You might enjoy this holiday article from our friends over at Miss Minimalist, “Top Ten Gifts for a Minimalist.”