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A friend of mine asked me about a week ago how my Christmas shopping was going. My reply? It’s done. They were completely horrified because they hadn’t even started shopping. Truth be told. I am one of those people that likes to be done before December 1st so that I can sit back and enjoy the season. I actually start shopping the day after Christmas (you know, when everything is on sale) and sock it away all year long.
I am not big on crowds and I truly dislike going into stores with a gift idea in mind only to find that they’re sold out. By planning and shopping early, I avoid the crowds and I always have more than enough time to get exactly what I want.
My mother is the exact same way with her shopping and that is undoubtedly where I picked up my Christmas shopping habits from. She always gets her shopping and wrapping done before December so that she can really take in all that the season has to offer. She loves writing out her Christmas cards, baking and planning the Christmas dinner menu. She really taught me that shopping is just a small part of what Christmas is all about and I can’t thank her enough for instilling that in me at a young age.