slow living: holiday wish list
the holidays can be a weird time of year as someone who has major issues with capitalism while simultaneously running a small biz. i’m excited to get my hands on a copy of this book, which i hope will help me figure out how to better articulate why running a small biz can be a radical act in more succinct terms. in the meantime, i still love this time of year, and i LOVE both xmas and yule (the two holidays i celebrate personally) because there are so many traditions and rituals in my family that we practice every year.
i believed in santa until i was at least 12, and i still low-key believe in the potential for that magic to exist in this world. i used to write letters to santa with a wish list, and as an adult, i see no reason i can’t still write a wish list. do i need anything right now? i mean, besides money to pay my monthly bills and have a buffer for vet visits just in case, not really. i’m a very fortunate creature. but i’m no minimalist, and i love that there are so many incredible small radical businesses that actively participate in their communities and make the world better with their offerings. so, in that spirit, here’s my little wish list for the holidays, broken down into easily digestible topics (all images belong to their respective companies):
i leave you with my personal favourite motto with how to approach holiday gift-giving with kiddos, which can be super overwhelming and stupidly expensive (from what i have seen from the outside):
something they want / something they need / something to wear / something to read