When I saw the headlines on Drudge over the last few days I really have to wonder what Christmas gift giving has become. I find these all truely frightening.
A few days before Thanksgiving, after a number of discussions, our family decided to forgo gift giving this year with two exceptions – stocking stuffers and presents for baby Sara. It seems to add a lot of unneeded stress trying to figure out the perfect gift for the person who has everything they want or need.
When I looked at the calendar a little over a week ago I panicked mildly that it was only 40 days until Christmas. It felt like I had so much to do with all the shopping and cooking and cleaning that needs to be done before the big day. Taking present shopping off the “To do” list has been extremely liberating.