Library Lady's Corner
Buy Nothing Day 2018 November 23 2018
Here at Waldorf Publications we have established an annual event on the day after Thanksgiving: a day in which we enjoy the warmth of the day-after-Thanksgiving with family and friends. We invite you to join us and buy nothing. To balance the energy pushed upon us by the commercial world and simply “Buy Nothing” we can all take a day to breathe out and prepare for the coming winter. We invite you to join us in this by being creative if you feel so drawn.
“Buy Nothing Day” was established in 2013 and this marks our sixth annual “Buy Nothing Day.”
This year, our inventive Library Lady has identified the making of a paper star Advent mobile and various gnomes and elves as the crafts of the day. She is sending you the light of the heavens on the stepping-stone path to the re-awakening of the Sun as it turns towards increasing light at Solstice, Chanukah, and Christmas. Light up your home with candlelight until the time of increasing sunlight returns!
Waldorf Publications, the Library Lady, and the whole staff wish you and your friends and families a celebratory Thanksgiving, and a peaceful and creative day after!
The grace that we can sing says it all:
For food in a world where many walk in hunger;
For love in a world where many walk in fear;
For friends in a world where many walk alone,
We give the humble thanks, Oh Lord!
Buy Nothing Day! November 24 2017
Join us for our 5th annual BUY NOTHING DAY! Instead of Black Friday, make this relax at home Friday. Stay home with your family, be offline and create homemade potpourri, colorful yarn and twig decorations, or learn a song, (all instructions, lyrics, and ideas included here). Or snuggle in and read a story!
Balance the universe with quiet, loving, relationships at home with the people you cherish most on this (traditionally frantic) Friday.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Buy Nothing Friday! November 24 2016
The Friday After Thanksgiving is celebrated at Waldorf Publications and the Research Institute for Waldorf Education, RIWE, as “Buy Nothing Day.” The sweetness of the Thanksgiving holiday is its absence of commercialism. Food, family, gratitude, gathering are all that need be pondered and enacted. Read More...