Thursday, November 6, 2008

It has Begun

...The Christmas shopping, that is.
Today I set my budget, got Randall's approval and hit the ground running. I have shaved about a fourth off what I spent last year. I think I can still make my loved ones smile with excitement, despite my recession. After all, it is not the amount of money you spend, it is the thought. I am a firm believer in the thought. I would rather someone give me a $5 thoughtful, meaningful, heart filled gift, than a $50 pity gift.
Picking out gifts for people makes my heart the thrill of a bargain. Those 2 things together almost give me the shakes, I get so excited. I love a gift and a sale about more than anything else.
So, tell you enjoy Christmas shopping or do you dread it? If you do enjoy it, what is your favorite part - sales, picking out things to make people smile, Christmas Spirit in the air, crowds, wrapping the gifts?



Michael said...

WAAAAAAAAAAY too early. Is a month of Christmas not long enough? We don't hardly talk about Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving. Mandi wants to play Christmas music, but she has to play it when I'm not around. A month of Christmas is good enough. If it goes longer than that I get burned out before Christmas. I'll have a post on my blog in the future on this :).

Michael said...

One more thing... on your music with the site.... Wow, I need some pink tie die shirts with some umbro shorts and some neon shoes. :) just kidding.

Posh Mommy said...

It is not too early! I have been Christmas shopping since September, and I am almost done. I love this time of year!! All the Christmas decorations in the stores, the music, the sales. You name it, I love it all. It makes me so warm inside. Well, that is my 2 cents on Christmas shopping. Spread the cheer!

Lindsey Watson said...

i like to christmas shop! i love the challenge of finding gifts that are specific and meaningful to the recipient - and doing it on a VERY limited budget! lol! but, gifts are my love language, so this is right up my alley! :)