Buy Stuff and Be Happy!

 Last week’s blog highlighted the holiday dilemma of the retail expectations (buying stuff) at the holidays versus the tradition of being together without breaking the bank.  However, tapping down the commercial aspect of the holidays is not easy.  All the media messages have one theme:  Buy stuff and be happy!  But, for how long is your new found happiness going to last?  The latest research says not that long.  So, how do you create a low-key approach to holiday gift-giving?Here are 4 ideas that our family has used over the years....more