For many, the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) is a day of shopping and deal hunting that starts early and usually ends frustratingly. For some, Black Friday has turned into a symbol of our excessive consumption and a day of consumerism that that goes against the true meaning of the holiday season. Buy Nothing Day was started by that second group to bring awareness to the people about their excessive spending. An informal protest against consumerism, Buy Nothing Day encourages participants to buy nothing for 24 hours during the normally busy shopping day that follows Thanksgiving. So if you feel that the holidays have lost that holiday spirit, do a little slacktivism and buy nothing on Black Friday, your wallet will thank you.