National Regifting day is a time where you reuse gifts and items that you already have, as gifts. It sounds like a silly idea, however it is extremely popular!
When does it happen?
It is on the Thursday before christmas. People exchange either old gifts or household items. It proves popular for most people as it helps the environment. Instead of buying gifts for friends, you are reusing old gifts or items already made that you don’t want. This saves the environment, as you are REUSING the item by giving it to someone who will actually put it to use.
How did National Regifting Day come about?
On October 24, 2008, the state, Colorado, declared December 18, 2008, “National Regifting Day,” is an official day. It was issued by Colorado’s governor, Bill Ritter, Jr. . Money Management International made NationalRegiftingDay.com and Regiftable.com to give people a fun way to learn more about regifting pros and cons.
Here is a sample of a news article discussing National Regifting Day:
‘Before heading out to the mall this weekend, look through the stack of unopened Christmas gifts from last year, because today is National Regifting Day. Since the third Thursday in December is the most popular day for office holiday parties (the source of many unwanted gifts), it is only fitting that today also addresses the sticky issue of regifting, and reminds would-be shoppers to sift through their unopened presents for possible regifting options’.
The article is one of many that tells about how Regifting Day turned into an idea from a company that wanted to prove that instead of buying new gifts for people in such difficult financial time. Don’t feel cheap not BUYING gifts for your friends. Don’t feel embarrassed. On National Regifting Day, EVERYONE is doing the same. It’s a day where you don’t have to worry about constantly buying gifts. Everyone knows that money is tight in these financial times. Regifting Day is trying to prove that you shouldn’t feel that you HAVE to buy gifts for friends.