The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally the official kick-off of the Christmas shopping season, “Black Friday”. The day after Thanksgiving is also “Buy Nothing Day”, an international day of protest against consumerism (More here at the Adbusters website).
Black Friday vs. Buy Nothing Day
So, which to chose?
BF: The new Miley CD for 2.99.
BND: Dad & Uncle Bill twerking ’round the Christmas tree.
BF: A big screen HD TV to create quality time family memories playing Call of Duty Ghosts in high def.
BND: A year of University.
VERDICT: Hmmm… that first year is kind of a write-off…
BF: A zero-dollar smart phone on an $80 a month plan.
BND: $80 x 24 mnths = $1,920 cash! Hmmm…
VERDICT: The phone has Candy Crush…
BF: iPad mini $199.
BND: iPad mini $299.
VERDICT: Okay… this one goes to BF.
BF: ‘Black Friday, Broke Saturday’.
BND: Homemade gifts and looks of dough-eyed disbelief from the kids.