ANSWER TO THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY: According to everything I've read, the Advent Calendars originated in Germany. You can read more about them here.
NOW FOR EARTH-FRIENDLY FRIDAY:
I was shopping this past weekend with my gf, Des. And when we both bought some items, she told the clerk, "No thanks. I don't need a bag." And then she took the socks off the itty-bitty hanger and handed it back to the cashier.
I asked her what she was doing. She said, "I'd just throw it away and they can reuse it."
I never even thought about that. Des is sooo smart.
So, next time you're out shopping, don't get a bag and hand back any reusable packaging to the clerk. It will leave more room in your garbage can and help save resources at the same time.
Christmas gift guide, 2017
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