Written by guest blogger Denise Deby, who writes on local and global social and environmental issues.

It’s the gift-giving season. But some recent illnesses among family and friends have left me thinking about how little meaning a lot of our “stuff” has in our lives. What’s really important is the here-and-now, the time we have together.

So I’m wishing for you and your loved ones the gift of time.

As for seasonal posts, I don’t think I can do better than offer that you re-read Alette and Eloise’s 2007 posts on “thingless giving” and greening the holidays. You’ll find them here: https://greenlivingottawa.com/2007/12/

Thanks and all the best for the holiday season.