Inspired by and adapted from her breakout book 7: An Experimental Mutiny
Against Excess, 7 Days of Christmas takes Hatmaker’s social experiments
in seven key areas—food, clothes, spending, media, possessions, waste,
stress—and turns them into thoughtful and practical generosity that
captures the true spirit of Christmas.
7 Days of Christmas covers 7 days during the Christmas season to
practice both generosity and restraint in the areas related to the book.
It will contain snippets of Jen’s journey throughout to offer insight,
humor, ideas, facts, and encouragement for the reader to consider while
embracing this change, if only for 24 hours.
We’ll see the reasons why each area is important to Jen and also
applicable to most American families. We’ll also see how that particular
area of excess impacts the family unit, the community, and the world at
large—complete with ideas on how to reduce thoughtless consumption and
consider other practices that lead to less stuff but more joy.