How to Stop Receiving Catalogs in Five Very Easy Steps
One doesn’t need to get caught up in the craziness of what is now considered Christmas “spirit.” Years ago, we didn’t begin our shopping until a few weeks before and the amount of gifts wasn’t a materialistic illogicalness. LisaWieldsWords commented that , ” . . . [the] buying and giving frenzy . . . I find utterly repulsive.” And I couldn’t agree more. The TV ads and store decorations didn’t begin until after Thanksgiving, unlike today when the stores begin setting up in October.
Did you know that I received 5 lbs of catalogs in one day? Yes, I weighed them! (And a few weeks later I received a quite larger pile.) I immediately took the 5 lb. heap to my computer and typed the URL: https://www.catalogchoice.org to have each catalog company remove my name from their list. To do this you simply need:
- Type the URL
- Register–it’s secure, no SSN or personal information needed
- Type your Customer ID in the box provided. You’ll find it on the back of the catalog under: Customer ID
- Type the Key or Source Code in the space provided.
- Depress the SUBMIT button. Et voila!
Give: Take a few of your gifts: hand creams, boxes of candies and bring them to your nearest nursing home. There’s always someone there who won’t be getting any gifts. I used to take all the candies that I received from my students and dropped them off at the nursing home before I got home. Guess what? It felt really good!
Daily Gratitude: a friend giving my students all her beanie babies for Xmas
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