I had never heard of this concept before, and I found it really interesting. Below are some ads that promote the “holiday”- looking through ads and pictures for Buy Nothing Day, I thought a lot of their images were really creative and funny. But I am curious how effective this day would be? Even if a large proportion of people participated in it, it is still only one day against consumerism, and people would likely go back to shopping as much as they did before.
Although this day is meant to be a day against consumerism, I applaud it because it would promote people to spend time with family, rather than going out and buying a lot of stuff, after a day they just spent time with family, giving thanks and being thankful for what they already have. The fact that Black Friday shopping now starts on Thanksgiving, and during dinner, is absurd. It defeats the whole purpose of Thanksgiving.