How can you tell Christmas is just around the corner? No, it’s not the sound of bells and carols at the grocery store. And it’s not the displays of Christmas lights and tinsel at the department stores. It’s the 2.125 pound stack of catalogs I received in the mail yesterday. In one day alone, I got catalogs from:
Plow & Hearth
The Company Store
The Vermont Country Store
It amazes me how much people gripe about receiving email spam, but the complaints about junk mail (which actually wastes considerable paper and fuel) are muted.
Which is a good excuse for me to give a shout out to http://www.catalogchoice.org/
I am giving them a try this year, hoping it helps reduce the pile of dead trees sent to my house each week.