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December 11, 2009 / Wendy Joan

Simplifying the Holidays

Happy holidays to anyone celebrating today.

Despite the cheerleading Gap commercials and never-ending messages telling me that I really should be out shopping, I am finding so much satisfaction in finishing up my hand-made holiday cards (which really need to get in the mail), and designing gifts for the people who matter most to me.

Scenes from a Mall, the weekly This American Life that aired on December 26, 2008, represents my thoughts on the holiday season to a T. Malls are the last thing that should matter this time of year.

And I can’t say I know much about what God wants us to do, surely having my boyfriend work at 5:00 a.m. on Black Friday to kick off a month of over-indulgence wasn’t in her original plan.



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  1. Pam Biddlecombe / Dec 11 2009 2:44 pm

    Can’t wait to get my holiday card!

    Will be on Elmwood tomorrow am for haircut and maybe a little shopping – very un-mallish.


  2. Brian Ries / Dec 21 2009 10:04 am

    Wendy —

    Are you located in Sarasota or the area? Drop me a line — I’d like to talk to you about writing for us, if you’re interested. Thanks!

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