How to Survive the Commercialism of Christmas


Many people dread the commercialism that has taken over our Christmas celebrations. Ads, online shopping, mall displays bombard our senses to spend, spend, spend. For some, the season can be stressful on the body, emotions, and for sure, the pocket.
Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO suggests, “One need not be swayed by the materialism. Scale down on celebration expenses while you focus on the true meaning of the season. She shares these suggestions:

1. Rather than buy gifts for each member of the family, give an experience.Going on an out of town trip or watching a concert, orchestra, or a movie will be remembered long after the fascination with material gifts has passed.

2. If you decide to give gifts, opt for practical choices to use for the home, career, or hobbies.

3. Let the senses take over. Enjoy the lights, the smell of cookies baking, well-loved tastes, and Christmas songs playing in your home.

4. Give homespun gifts – One cannot put a price tag on cookies, pastries, crafts you made yourself.

5. Give to a worthy cause. Spread the love with donations of food baskets and used clothes, visits to the aged, orphans, and the sick.
Viesca adds, “Gettogether with family. Our loved ones and friends give the true meaning to Christmas.”

“This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ.”– Frank McKibben

TalkShop, the leading ISO-certified training facility, accredited with the Civil Service Commission, offers gifts of learning that, like the true spirit of Christmas, are lasting and meaningful.”
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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN


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