Sunday, November 25, 2007

Christmas Shopping

So... What's it now? One month until Christmas? If I didn't know that before this morning, I sure knew it when I went shopping today. Fortunately for my credit card, I was able to buy most of everything I need for Christmas... and then some! I bought extra stuff because I was undecided as to what to get my kids. When I finally do decide, I can simply return what I do not need. I do this because, if I wait until just before Christmas, I can never find what I want.

I remember when I was in University; I would end up buying most of my stuff hours if not minutes before closing time on Christmas Eve. Now that I am a little wiser (yah right... charge everything!) I finish my shopping a little earlier.

Now, don't get me wrong... I actually do pay off my credit charges by the end of the month so don't think that I am promoting charging what I cannot afford. I remember when I was much younger and less wise (not that I am really all that wise now!) I would charge and suffer the consequences later. It didn't take long before I wizened up to the dangers of over charging.

So, now that I have done the bulk of my shopping, I can relax a little and listen to the Christmas music in my home and not at Sears, WalMart or the local mall!


Janice Thomson said...

That's the way it should be done Dave. There are many people who are so tired and frazzled trying to catch that last sale before Christmas that they have lost the true meaning of Christmas. It is one of the most stressful times of the year but doesn't have to be as you so clearly show us. Thanks Dave for this wonderful example of how shopping should be done.

Becky Wolfe said...

You're WAAAY ahead of me my friend! I have 'decked the halls' but am still 'avoiding the malls'. What I'm waiting for, I don't know. I kind of like being there during the shopping frenzy!

Cheryl said...

I don't have too many gifts to buy this year. I seem to buy most of them for myself! Merry Christmas Cheryl. Oh well...I do love the music and listen to as much as I can.

Enjoy the season!

HeiressChild said...

very smart you are! i've already started, but i don't have too many to get anyway. i have my family's gifts shipped directly to them in california from the company. saves me a lot of time and postage that way too.