Friday, December 7, 2012
The Wonderful Gift of "Non"
Usually Christmas is a season of draining the bank account and filling the home with stuff. Stuff you don't need. Stuff you don't have room for. Stuff you feel guilty getting rid of because it was a gift. Now don't get me wrong, I like spending money and I love getting stuff. I really love spending money and giving stuff. Trouble is, so does my best friend, Melody.
Melody and I have discovered a way to give free rein to our stuff-gathering instincts--the compulsion to ooo and aah over baubles, bangles and shell-covered knick-knacks--yet not feed our disease. We can seek out the unique, the shockingly tacky, the feral occurrences of creative commerce and wallow in their coolness without bowing at the altar of consumption. It's brilliant. Really, you're going to love this idea.
We call it "Non." Instead of actually buying this coolness and then paying to ship it off to each other, we will simply snap a quick photo or click on a link, then merely send that.