|Wood mounts. Christmas. theme. On the floor. Enough said.|
I get the obvious - trying to use exisitng stash is laudable and frankly, sensible. I get too that there is a sensibility in doing so, after all, how many stamps or papers can one have that can only be used one a year. (Don't answer that.)
Here, for what it's worth is my theory: we've held back because we truly wanted to be using stash and attempting some good thrift. But time always seems to be against us and being blasted with fabulous card and gift ideas on the internet and in magazines turns us into the consumers 'they' want us to be. There's nothing like a new stamp to inspire me, so I'm guessing it may be the same for loads of us. Or new paper, or new whatever..these days, even a ball of yarn has me wishing for a project.
I think we held back from a sense of financial duty..and it was only holding back, lets not kid ourselves. It's a collective conscience. I hope. Go through this article and replace 'we' with'I' and 'you' with 'me'....you get it, the confession is right there.
Have a nice weekend!