Thinking of avoiding all the stress of Christmas this year? Why not opt-out?
Here are the top five benefits of opting out of Christmas.
#5. A chance to ignore all the crass commercialism and concentrate on the true meaning of mindless shopping and the endless worship of our possessions.
#4. Double-time-and-a-half if you go to work.
#3. January’s Mastercard bill should weigh a little less.
#2. Seven tons of plastic, cardboard and twisties won’t be sitting in your bin for three weeks, while you try to figure out when the next blue zone pick up will be.
#1. Pout, shout, cry and stay up as late as you want kids!
“Almost 80% of Canadians surveyed by RBC have gotten gifts they don’t like. So give something else: Give the gift of time. Instead of buying presents, go for brunch with your gang or go on an excursion with the family. If you want to give the gift of giving, consider charity: The Western Union Holiday Gifting Index says 87% of Canadian consumers would trade one of their holiday gifts to make someone else happy. [Here's the article...]“