It goes without saying, it’s that time of year again. How ‘that’ is said can change the meaning of the previous sentence and have profound effects on our Christmas experience. Exasperation too often is the result though. Author Jen Hatmaker has a great post about her family’s journey on how to do Christmas differently – even with links to help with ‘buying products with a conscience’ and a snazzy app to help determine if something was potentially made responsibly. It’s also worth pointing out the fine folks at Advent Conspiracy. Their video is worth at least an annual viewing. And also, here are some entertaining yet insightful thoughts on Advent. For Advent devotionals – click here.
Other things worth checking out but not directly Christmas related:
Relevant Magazine on generosity and materialism.
For a look at what the world is concerned about, tech site Mashable lists the most popular Facebook and Twitter posts.
Again from Mashable, a look at 30 cutting edge tech projects from around the world.