If so, you might enjoy or be challenged by an article I saw on Yahoo today. It highlights the triumphs and travails of a group of friends in San Francisco who decided to abstain from consumerism in 2006. Yep, no new purchases in 2006. They learned the joys of thrift stores, yard sales and doing without.
Something about this is appealing to me. In the post Christmas glut, how much more does my family really need? What do you think?