I was up around 24th st and 7th Ave this afternoon and saw some graffiti I could not only read but could identify with.
This time of year I think even more about the over-consumption habits of Americans and try to avoid the gift-giving-just-because-it-is-expected frame of mind as much as possible. There are lots of great gifts out there that don't produce waste or contribute to pollution or climate change - and those are the best gifts to give and receive. Which isn't to say don't consume, but when you consume, consume responsibly.
3r Living's Mark Caserta has a few tips on green holiday giving today at the 3r blog.