Vote with Your Wallet This Holiday Season
In the name of research, I bought it.
It was a necklace that was a tiny string of Christmas lights. I thought it would look great as a miniature set of lights on my dwarf Spruce Christmas trees. I think it cost $1.99.
But when I activated the battery, only three out of the 26 bulbs on the string worked. After fiddling with it for a bit, I got one more light to work – and that was all that was supposed to. The other 22 lights on the strings were fake. I had not noticed this in the store and I probably wouldn’t have bought it – but I was in shopping mode.
I think I’ll stick with the reusable miniature lights I got last year, thank you. They can be plugged in with an adapter to avoid using batteries altogether. (By Lexmark and found at Michael’s Crafts Stores.)
Every holiday season comes with its own set of gimmicks and junk that is supposed to be thrown out after the holidays are done. We can change this bad habit, lessen our impact on the environment and stop this downward cycle by not buying any of it.
This will send a message back to the store that we don’t want it and the store buyers will not order it again.
Leave the junk on the store shelves this holiday season. You don’t need it if it’s not going to work. Save your money for the things that do work, that are durable and can be reused.
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See our reusable miniature holiday decorations here.
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