As the holiday season continues to overtake the nation with glitz and garland, lights and luminaries, we begin to see more mink coats walking the downtown streets of Chicago. You’ve seen them and you know who you are. It makes me think, however, how with the Christmas spirit kindled within my heart, what celebrities, the rich and well-off could do for humanity. While I understand the appeal of an expensive mink coat—the soft, luxurious feel; the elegant, chic look. But, spending thousands of dollars on a coat, that seems a bit ridiculous. Wouldn’t it be better to spend half that on a knock-off and donating the rest to charity: you still get the great look and social status of an expensive coat, and the feeling of a compassionate deed to add to your spiritual repetoire. You’ve still spent the same amount of money, but essentially in such a better way. So instead of running out and buying that matching diamond set or really expensive shoes, swing by your local knock-off store and buy the cheaper version. And then, so you know you’ve shelled out the same amount of cash as your original idea, swing by your local charity and lend a helping hand. Spread that Christmas spirit through greedy commercialism and ownership of material possessions. Happy Holiday Shopping!
Hi there! I’m a Chicago-based digital strategist by day, founder of LoganSquarist by night, and a karaoke enthusiast, busy knitter and occasional runner in between. And sometimes I blog.