It is that time of the year again! Next Thursday, around the country, family and friends are joining together for a feast to give thanks for the many blessings God has given them this year. And like most holidays in America, the marketplace has found a way to commercialize the holiday with the infamous ‘Black Friday’ the following day.
By next Friday, consumers will be swarming stores in the early hours of the day to snag the best deals. Just this season alone is predicted to have consumer sales topping $466 billion. As Faith Driven Consumers, we need to be cautious of the stores we choose to shop at this Christmas season.
If you are participating in ‘Black Friday’ events this year, remember the companies in which you choose to invest your money have motives to give money elsewhere or promote their products in a certain way. The places the companies give your money and the way the companies use your money to promote their products may not align with your values as a Christian.
Fortunately, Faith Driven Consumer is compiling a comprehensive Christmas guide for you this season, just in time for Black Friday. The guide will show you which companies tend to lean toward or against a Biblical worldview, helping you make better choices about where you shop this season.
Not only does Faith Driven Consumer have a service for you this season, but the American Family Association has put together a ‘Naughty or Nice’ list showing which companies are incorporating the word ‘Christmas’ in their advertisements. Check out the list here.
Let’s use our money this Christmas to honor God in our purchasing decisions and make a change in the marketplace. Let’s put Christ back into our hearts and into Christmas.