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Title : Our Christmas Celebration // Raw Vegan \u0026 Minimalist
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I definitely agree that the consumerism detracts from the spirit of Christmas. I take a secular viewpoint therefore Christmas means gratitude for family, friends, health, the comforts of life and most of all the sacrifices we make for loved ones we because we love them. I guess an extension of thanksgiving. I buy a few things that speak to me but I feel no obligation to buy a gift for someone just because it’s Christmas. I’m just as likely to buy a gift in May.
Your video is beautiful.
I SO agree with everything you have to say. The holidays are such a chore for me as I don't live close to my family and cannot afford to participate in the "sharing of gifts" that we are all pressured to do as well. I work part time at a local shop and it made me so sad to see people spend, spend, spend on things that are so not necessary to give as a gifts. Spend time shopping for hours with crying babies, and making messes for others to clean up as they went along. What is the world coming to!
This was such a beautiful video from all aspects; topic, scenery, and you ! You look so amazingly happy and healthy and I wish you , your bf, & puppers Pepsi all the best in 2018! We stopped the "gifts/materialism" years ago and I was not too popular then. Great to see that yes the times are changing and awareness is key so thank you for sharing what just might be an enlightening moment for others for any " holiday " celebration :D <3
I love this and totally agree. As a Christian it's interesting to hear a different prospective that I agree with. I celebrate Christ's birth, but with all the consumerism it's become hard to celebrate. Also knowing this is not when He was born it's also difficult. But I love spending time with my friends and family. We started a tradition a couple years ago where my husband and I plan a fun outing for our family instead of buying gifts. We have really been enjoying!
I grew up without Christmas so I never had a deep attachment to it, but I do like the feeling and some of the beauty that comes out of it. I have never had to participate heavily in the modern American consumer game for Christmas, which i am grateful for. At a young age I recognized the mess we have made of it. I would like to see people make gifts with their own hands more often rather than buying things that end up in the landfill quickly. The corporate consumer game is a death trap from end to end, it is environmentally destructive and unsustainable, and has nothing to do with the deeper meaning of Christmas..
As a mum to a little one who gets very excited about Christmas, we do give gifts. That said, we keep gifts to a limit and we mainly give each other gifts we’ve made.
Just wondering if you’d give us a tour of your vegan winter gear? I can find it challenging at times, especially when looking for sales and good quality products. Can you give us some tips?
My husband and I have not been doing the consumer xmas since about 10 years except when I go back home to visit my sister and family in the US, then I get them presents, but they were usually presents that came from the Animal Rescue site or things where part of the payment goes to help others. I do minimal decorations at home with my tiny fake tree and some little lights cause it’s pretty, but my deco is saved from year to year. I never buy new deco, and most of what I had in the past I don’t even use cause I don’t have the time to set it all up.
I like to make a fire in the fireplace put on my little lights and tree and enjoy an evening with my husband, but it can be any day around xmas, it doesn’t matter if it is xmas eve or day. I don’t make any special food either... I make good food every day.😋🤗
Thanks for the pretty video.😍😘
Love this video! We changed the way we did Christmas last year and it’s been wonderful. Instead of shopping and being caught up in the commercialism, we simplified it. This year we focused on spending time together and it was so much more enjoyable. We decorated simply and spent quality time together as a family. 💞
Love this! Next year we are going to be doing the same. We will not be partaking in the consumer aspect of the holiday. We're going to spend time with family creating decorations before Christmas day and exchange those. We have ligs we have taken from our camp area and we are drying them now and going to cut them and them have them for next year. Then we have lasting memorial of that time spent.