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Skip Black Friday and 'Block Friday' Off This Year to Do Something More Mindful


This holiday season, we at Holstee are choosing to take a moment and enjoy the relationships we have and the awesome world that surrounds us. We found it's so easy to fall into the trends of what's happening around us without stepping back to think about what it is that really matters, and we want everyone to do something special to them -- write letters to old friends, have a potluck, read a book, show your parents around your new neighborhood, whatever it is. This holiday season, Block Friday.

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  • graceadams830

    I hope I can catch up some on some much needed sleep.

  • webbfeet

    We're going to a nursery to get milkweed seeds. The Monarch butterfly, an endangered species, lays its eggs on the milkweed plant exclusively. Habitat from Mexico to Canada is in decline. It's a small thing that we can all do to help protect a gorgeous creature. We are also writing a letter to President Obama and Congress to ask that funding be preserved to address climate change, which in the larger picture is what threatens the Monarch in the first place.

  • Lena Shareef

    My cousins and I are making a music video. Because nothing spreads joy faster than a poorly choreographed but awesome music video to share with friends and family on youtube.

  • nahammitt

    Anything happening in Cincinnati? Otherwise, my only plan is loving those who I am with.


    Recovering from Thanksgiving and counting my blessings, of which I have many.

  • willowdryad

    In texas having a tea party with friends!!

  • Doris Yee

    In Detroit, some of us are hosting a Black Friday Freedom Party - be inspired and host your own for your friends.

    • scott kennedy

      cool idea! Thanks for bringing to my attention... I'm there :)