This post goes along with the 21st Century Homekeeper Radio show on Thursday, June 28th.  Tune in here and listen.

My guest, Vickilynn Haycraft, and I are discussing the need to simplify gifts and giving. Its true, simple gifts are the best gifts.  In our quest for simplicity in living and prepping for eventualities, we shouldn’t forget that the way many of us view gifts and gift giving is anything but simple. Spending large amounts of money on gifts that will be underused or discarded seems to be they way its done here in the US and other western countries.

Here are some links for homemade gifts that I think you may like.

Considering the current economic crisis, how are you changing your gift giving and celebrations this year?


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