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Occupy Birthdays & All Occasions: Make, Re-gift, Recycle & Buy Used Gifts

Updated on November 16, 2012

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Send Corporations a Clear Message

This year I urge all the people of the world to make the gifts they give each other to express their feelings of love and friendship.

Make the gifts natural and healthy, be creative, be thoughtful, regift, recycle and have fun in the process. Spend as little money as possible . Give that something special that only you can give. There are lots of places to find ideas; the library, the internet, friends, cookbooks etc. As you make your gifts you'll be thinking of the people they are for. The memories of times you've spent together will remind you why they are so special; it will be a personal gift. Those gifts will be given with feeling attached. It's not just the same stuff that everyone has, it's unique.

Money based Economy Explained Clearly

Send Corporations the message "We don't need you and your stuff ... you need us and our money". And it's the truth. Let them know that we can band together globally and affect their potential for income. It's time to let them know that the masses, the 99%, see the imbalance and expect change. The corporations need to stop financing governments and wars.

Send Governments the message "It's time to take care of your people, to stop giving control of the natural resources to corporations" . Those resources need to be kept public. Stop taking money from corporations. They are buying control and influencing government decisions, policies and bills. Make them pay fair taxes like everyone one else, based on their income.

This year I urge you all, no matter where you live, to please make the gifts you give and stop supporting the corporate commercialization of personal celebrations for family and friends.

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      Judy Specht 6 years ago from California

      November 19 is "Shop Small Day" Shop at small businesses. They are the ones who really make the difference

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      eye say 6 years ago from Canada

      rachelcarrington I didn't see your post till earlier today, thanks for the comment and good for you for already having some gifts made. I think it really is more meaningful when someone puts their time into a gift and doesn't just shop!

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      eye say 6 years ago from Canada

      yes Rachel it would be a way to stop the greed and you got my point that's for sure, thanks for that input and comment, now if we could convince the rest of the world ... :O)

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      eye say 6 years ago from Canada

      thanks molometer, glad you agree, now if we can get the rest of the world on board :O)

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      molometer 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hear Hear, what an excellent idea.

      I couldn't agree more with this timely hub just before the annual Xmas madness.

      Voted up and useful

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      eye say 6 years ago from Canada

      thanks RedElf, glad you like the idea - pass it on!

      If everyone worldwide would band together and actually do this I think could actually affect change... can you imagine the reaction of corporations if they had huge losses at their expected busiest time of year?

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      I love making home-made gifts for everyone! Well-done!

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      Rachel Carrington 6 years ago from Charleston, South Carolina

      I love this idea, especially since I've already made several gifts for people this year. With the purse strings a little too strained, it's much more feasible to invest time than money. Great article!

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      Rachel 6 years ago

      Yes, that would be the way to demand that Corporations stop funding governments and war, stop supporting the corporations, stop supporting the commercialization of holidays, stop buying what they are producing. They are only preaching greed, extravagance and vanity. All this leads to destruction.

      Corporations and Governments are hand in hand. Greed....