Advent… What’s it mean to you? How is it celebrated?
The gang at Advent Conspiracy is attempting to redirect the focus of our energies, excitement and enthusiasm during the Christmas from consumerism back to Christ.
For this second week of Advent, let’s take a look to see what they’ve got to say on their website…
Quick question for you: What was the one gift you remember getting for Christmas last year? Next question: What about the fourth gift? Do you remember that one? Truth is many of us don’t because it wasn’t something we necessarily wanted or needed. Spending Less isn’t a call to stop giving gifts; it’s a call to stop spending money on gifts we won’t remember in less than a year. America spends around $450 billion dollars during the Christmas season, and much of that goes right onto a credit card. By spending wisely on gifts we free ourselves from the anxiety associated with debt so we can take in the season with a full heart.