Cooperative Economics: Create Memories Without Money
Use the talents you have to enrich others with something positive. If you have trouble affording, or even finding, the candleholder, improvise.
You can sit together for a Kwanzaa meal at McDonald’s and make memories by sharing the seven principles--you don’t need a fancy dinner. For a few years, finding the black candle eluded me, so I used a gold candle in the center of the kinara instead, and it was lovely.
One year, I had no fresh corn or Indian corn for my display, so I pulled a few cans of creamed corn from the pantry! Build your family up by doing what’s best for them, with your budget, resources, and time constraints in mind. It beats doing nothing at all.