For some people it’s the best thing about Christmas … for others, the worst.
Some see Christmas shopping as a delightful experience, an opportunity to search for just the right gift for everyone on their list. It’s a time when the stores are dressed up in their colorful best to encourage good cheer among their customers. And then, some people just really enjoy buying stuff.
My wife and I have always found Christmas shopping to be a challenge. We don’t like crowds and we’re not crazy about spending money. When our kids were still at home we would pick out one week night to do the bulk of our shopping. We tried to leave work early, grab a bite, and then head to the stores. We picked up various other items and shopped for each other as we had time.
The strategy worked pretty well. It helped us retain our Christmas spirit … and our sanity.
Our thought for today is from Tammy Faye Baker:
“I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.”