What are your plans for December 2nd?
In the US, everyone is busy preparing for Thanksgiving. It is the one American holiday where family and friends make the time to gather and simply enjoy time together. Yet, Thanksgiving has also been transformed to become the crossroads of retail shopping. Thanksgiving week headlines and ads are all about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And now, Cyber Monday is followed by GivingTuesday. What? Another holiday concocted to get us to buy more gifts? On the contrary, this special day is a simple idea that can become one of your most important traditions of the holiday season.
Why this is important: In this frenetic, commercialized world it is easy to lose perspective. We all need reminders that the joy of living is in the giving. #GIVINGTUESDAY is a movement that captures the reason for the season.