26 November 2008
Make Something Day
Not being much of one for crowds or forced hoopla (read as: waiting in the cold and dark to line up for 6 AM Door Buster deals, or similar nonsense), I can see the appeal of Buy Nothing Day. But let’s face it, the name is kind of negative and a tiny bit self-important. It’s not like I’ve signed up for that “buy nothing new for a year” compact by staying away from stores this Friday.
I mused on that this morning, as I was walking to work. Soon, I combined the idea of Buy Nothing Day with a nod to The Handmade Pledge (not realizing it was buy handmade), and came up with “Make Something Day.” That’s what I should do: dedicate some time on Friday to making gifts!
But before I could make any grand claims about my great idea, I thought I should sit down with my friendly neighborhood search engine. What was the first thing I found? This web site. With this underlying rationale. Great minds think alike!
So I challenge you to spend some time on Friday making something. Or at least spend some time poking around at the official Make Something web site looking for ideas.