Daily Archives: December 25, 2012

Wishing You a Merry Christmas – Spend Matters and MetalMiner Style

As parents, the commercialism of Christmas (and Hanukah, in our case) always gets to us. This year, our kids nearly outright rebelled when the gifts were small. Yet in a world where inexpensive toys made in factories that require transit in a container ship still rule the day – the total cost manufacturing equation for re-shoring still doesn't work for plastic junk yet – the amount of toy stuff that a family accumulates in general can be alarming. For us, a holiday season with fewer gifts and greater time together like making the kids sing songs as a family and […]