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Before Eggnog: Holiday highs, lows, and the simple path in between

Blog   |    by Kim   |    November 18, 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.


GUIDE: Simplify the Holidays – practical tips for having a holiday with more joy and less stuff

Resources   |    by New Dream   |    November 9, 2015

Simplify the Holidays offers practical tips for having a holiday with more joy and less stuff. The booklet contains guidance to help you set a budget, relieve stress, come up with new gift ideas, and make your holiday season more meaningful.


My Holidays, Simplified: More Connection, Less Stuff

Blog   |    by Holly Minch   |    December 4, 2013

New Dream board member Holly Minch shares her path toward more connection and less stuff during the holidays.


What Can a Satire from the 1950s Tell Us About Holiday Commercialism?

Blog   |    by Addison Del Mastro   |    December 10, 2014

Did a holiday short story from 1956 predict today's rampant commercialism?


Never Too Early for a (Green) Halloween

Blog   |    by Kim   |    June 18, 2009


Helping Your Kids Give Back: 11 Fun Holiday Service Ideas for You and Your Family

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    December 6, 2012

Looking for ways to incorporate volunteering into your holiday season? It might just be your family’s favorite memory this year.  


How to Ask for the Gifts You Really Want This Holiday Season

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    November 19, 2015

Do you get too much "stuff" over the holidays? Here are three ways that New Dreamers have transformed their gift-giving traditions.


Hooked on Stuff: The Black Days of Post-Thanksgiving Consumerism

Blog   |    by Ray Lumpp   |    November 27, 2012

What started as a celebration of prosperity has become something akin to a national addiction. Are we choosing stuff over joy?


Go Green This Halloween!

Blog   |    by Anna Awimbo   |    October 17, 2013

Don't let Halloween be a frightening time for the environment (or your wallet!). Here are some tips to go green this Halloween.


What Would It Take to Shift Our Gifting Away from "Stuff"?

Blog   |    by New Dream   |    October 9, 2017

Learn more about New Dream's research on the barriers and benefits to giving gifts of experience rather than "stuff."


A Valentine in 2009: Giving Freely While Spending Frugally

Blog   |    by Kim   |    January 29, 2009


SLIDESHOW: Photo Slideshow: How Do You #SimplifyHolidays?

Resources   |    by Wen Lee   |    December 10, 2013

Join the movement to Simplify the Holidays! Check out this photo slideshow from New Dream staff, board, and allies.


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.


How Do You #SimplifyHolidays?

Blog   |    by Wen Lee   |    December 10, 2013

Join the movement to Simplify the Holidays! Check out this photo slideshow from New Dream staff, board, and allies.


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