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The Handmade Touch

Blog   |    by Kim   |    December 1, 2008

Christmas 2016: Not Made in China

Blog   |    by Anne G. Lliversidge   |    November 14, 2016

How one New Dreamer found meaning in finding and creating presents that reflect the true value of Christmas and family.

Bringing Meaning Back

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    May 30, 2017

New Dream's SoKind registry enables registrants to request meaningful gifts from the heart.

Josef Beery: Connecting Community Through Art and Books

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    December 11, 2012

Beery talks with us about his efforts to broaden the dialogue around sharing, simplicity, and community connection.

Etsy Goes Beyond Online Sales to Support Local Economies

Blog   |    by Krislyn Placide   |    October 24, 2012

Many of us know Etsy as a crafting and vintage sale website. But the Brooklyn-based company also supports entrepreneurs and communities directly.

Trusting the Wisdom of Our Hands

Blog   |    by Kim   |    September 29, 2009

Knitting, Anyone? Learn a New Skill This Winter!

Blog   |    by Krislyn Placide   |    December 11, 2012

A lot of people think knitting and crocheting are for older housewives, but it’s time to drop that stigma.

My Year of Buying Nothing New: 4-Month Update

Blog   |    by Julie Fathy   |    April 25, 2016

Colorado mom Julie Fathy has found joy in a different kind of life—one with less stuff.

My Story: Tips and Tricks for Hosting an Alternative Gift Fair

Blog   |    by Jenn Knepper   |    September 3, 2014

Want to learn how to host an alternative gift fair? Start here.

Our 35 Favorite Gifts on SoKind Registry

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    July 16, 2017

At SoKind, you can register for anything you can imagine. Here are some of our favorite quirky and creative gift ideas from users.

SoKind – the "alternative" gift registry

Campaigns   |    August 2, 2017

TIPS: Reader Submissions: How I Simplify the Holidays

Resources   |    by New Dream   |    December 20, 2011

We asked our readers for their ideas for simplifying the holidays, and the response was overwhelming! Here are some of our favorite tips.

Tackling Holiday Consumerism With Creative Resistance

Blog   |    by Jenny Blair   |    December 7, 2012

A New Dreamer’s toughest challenge might be navigating the stuff-obsessed holidays. Here are some tips.

You Don't Need All That Cookie-Cutter "Stuff

Blog   |    by Hanaa   |    December 8, 2008

Top 6 Ways to Simplify and Enjoy Your Holidays

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    November 17, 2015

For a holiday season focused on "more of what matters," check out our six favorite simplifying tips.