We all know that Christmas is a consumerist orgy loosely cloaked in some Christian tradition to keep us all from feeling too guilty, it is frequently a time when we require some excuses for the excesses of our behaviour.
On the big day itself, I’ve become increasingly aware of the quantity of marketing messages I consume. I suspect this is because they’re the only e-mails I’m getting and consequently they’re more obvious. For the last few years I’ve made a note of those companies and a vague promise that I would unsubscribe from their messages. This year I am following through on that vow.
The roll call of commercial entities that were certain I was desperate to hear from them on Christmas Day was:
Banana Republic (2)
Coffee Tasting Club
Dr Martens (2)
London Review of Books
All of them now find they have one fewer customer to sell to. If any have asked why I’m unsubscribing I will send a link to this blog.