20 November, 2007

Buy Nothing Day

Hi friends!

We just wanted to remind you all that Friday November 23(US/Canada)/Saturday November 24(Internationally) is Buy Nothing Day. Actually it's the 15th annual BND and we'd like you all to participate. We get a bit sad thinking about all the stuff we buy-buy-buy (food and stuffies not included) rather than focusing on the important things. We're approaching Christmas and we want to encourage you all to GIVE OF YOURSELVES!

Us animals are rather good at this, we give love and fun and cuddles every day. Now we have to make the humans do the same. A tin of homemade cookies or a gift sertificate for a home made dinner/a night out/a trip to an exciting gallery/a donation to your(or their) local shelter etc.. There are so many things you can do rather than add to the number of objects stacked in houses all over the globe. Save the environment and make it a better Christmas all at once!

Here are a few pics from Mom and Auntie Anna's "making-caramels-day" last year.
Sticky, chocolaty caramels - all wrapped up and put into pretty bags. Now isn't that a nice gift?

We plan to give kisses and extraordinary stinky kisses this Christmas. Mommy will be buying a few gifts (no one on BND, though), but also make home made candy and biscotti and "to-do" gifts.
So stop and smell the roses on Friday/Saturday!

the WriggleButts


Frasier said...

November 23 is the biggest sale day here.Its the day after Thanksgiving !!
But yes the point behind it makes it a worth cause and mommy said that she would refrain

Amber-Mae said...

Wooow, those caramels look good but I'm not much of a sweet tooth.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

dog face girls said...

Hey, mom isn't shipping Friday or Saturday either..I hate the commercial aspects of the Holiday Season..Except sending cards and participating in Secret Santa on WW.

Nearly, Skeezix and Buster

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends.
Here we don't celebrate Thanksgiving Day but we've heard about those friday sales! A friend of us says its something crazy!
Kisses, hugs, licks and homemade candies sound great!
Have a good night

Joe Stains said...

home made gifts are always the best, especially if you can EAT THEM! this is a great message!

happy said...

The caramels look yummy! Is it difficult to make?

Simba said...

Mmmmm Candy. Buy nothing day? Can't see my Mummy liking that much.

Simba xx

Patience-please said...

I love the idea of the home made gifts and buy nothing day. I think with our economy this year, it is going to be the trend. (Not so good for my doggie gift store though..)
Great post!

Daisy said...

I have never heard of Buy Nothing Day. What a great idea! Well, my Mommie will be volunteering at the cat shelter that day anyway.

Emma the Golden Girl said...

We love your ideas for the holidays. We think the caramels look yummy. Katie, our whippet, wants to say a special hello to Nimbus.

Clover said...

I have never heard of this day either - good idea for sure. Christmas for us this year likely has to be mostly home-made gifts anyway because of our tight budget, but now there is another pretty good reason to do this!

Jess, Clover's mom

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket & Daisy said...

We not hear of this day either. But definately a good idea. We never participate in the Black Friday shopping fenzy so we be with you!!

xoxoFour Pugz

p.s. The carmels look delicious

Stanley said...

Hey, guys!

That is a FABulous idea. My girl hates shopping anyway (except for us, our cat Merv, and our buddies).

Even though the day has already passed, I want to let you know that STella & I smelled all kinds of things on Thanksgiving Day and the day after... Merv's booty, each other's booties, the trees and bushes in our yard and on our walks, and some other dog's peemails on our walks.

Goober love,

Pee Ess
The caramels look yummy, and are a great idea!