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CATALOG: More Fun Less Stuff Gift Catalog – 100s of fun, low-cost, non- material gift ideas you can use today!

Resources   |    by New Dream   |    May 14, 2017

An alternative gift catalog for those who want to wrap their holidays in more of what matters—meaning, connection, and joy—and less of what doesn’t (stuff, stress, and waste). Categories include gifts for kids, spouses/partners, parents/grandparents, young adults, new parents, and the whole family.


ACTION KIT: Step-by-Step: Starting a Toy Lending Library

Resources   |    by New Dream   |    April 14, 2017

Toy libraries are popping up in communities around the world. These local initiatives enable parents, grandparents, and/or caregivers to borrow good-quality toys to enjoy at home—just like books from a lending library. Check out our guide to starting one in your community!


History and Hope: When green was called frugal

Blog   |    by Kim   |    August 26, 2008


WEBINAR: Starting a Toy Lending Library

Webinars   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    February 29, 2016

This webinar provides guidance on how to start a toy lending library in your community, with a special look at successful initiatives in Minneapolis and Cleveland.


A Royal Role Model for the Sharing Economy?

Blog   |    by Mary Murphy   |    July 30, 2013

I would never call myself a crazed-British royalty follower, but I did just happen to be awake at 6:00 a.m. to watch Will and Kate’s wedding a few years back.


Make It Do: A Year of Buying Only What I Need

Blog   |    by Wen Lee   |    March 14, 2012

In 2012, Meg Hourihan won't buy anything new until she's used up or worn out the old.


Subways, Buses, and Backpacks: 6 Frugal Travel Strategies for Kids

Blog   |    by Suzita Cochran   |    July 9, 2012

For one Colorado family, this year's summer vacation was the ideal time to begin teaching the kids “feet-on-the-ground” travel. 


Beyond the Lion’s Den: Mapping a More Meaningful Family Holiday

Blog   |    by Shara Drew   |    October 12, 2017

New Dream's Shara Drew describes her quest to create a different kind of holiday tradition for her family—one that has nothing to do with "stuff."


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