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Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? #26

An Advent and Christmas Resource for Families, Individuals and Churches

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Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?

An Advent and Christmas Resource for Families, Individuals and Congregations

Brief Introduction

Reflections & Activities

  • Society for the Prevention of Useless Christmas Giving submitted by Karen Ellis
  • Finding Harmony in Advent: Do You Really Need More Stuff? by Melodie M. Davis
  • Christmas Gift Giving Criteria | Bah Humbug | Black Friday | Christmas Do-dads | 'Tis the Season for . . . | Simplifying Christmas all by Susan Vogt
  • How to Host an Alternative Gift Fair
  • What If the Goal of Our Economy Wasn't More But Better? from GodSpace and Story of Stuff Project
  • The Historical St. Nick, the White Santa, Marxist Pope and More: Podcast Christmas Special with guest Adam English (12/23/13) Homebrewed Christianity #22
  • The Best Books I've Read This Year: Need Ideas for an Oppositional Christmas? by Samuel Alexander
  • Whose Birthday? How-To


    Colleague Organizations

  • New Celebrations: Resources that reflect a more healthy, a more sane, a more theologically correct approach to more meaningful celebration of Christmas and other holidays.
  • Advent Conspiracy
  • Mustard Seed Associates (GodSpace)
  • Buy Nothing Day
  • Buy Nothing Christmas

  • Brief Introduction

    A quick internet search for 'simplifying Christmas' yields 2,370,000 results. To the average person, that would seem insurmountable. Why bother?

    The articles for 'WHOSE Birthday?' #26 are drawn largely from colleague sites, groups that we trust. So, if you read some of the articles here and then snoop around on the site, we're confident that you will not be drawn into a scam.

    The content of this edition of 'WHOSE Birthday?' is not the same as the podcast. The podcast is taken from the audio tracks of a previous edition of 'WHOSE Birthday?' So, this year you get a two-fer.

    NOTE: The Creative Commons license only applies to the content on this site. Since most of the content of this edition is not on this site, contact the owner of the content you choose before you make copies.

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