Sunday, November 18, 2007
Tis The Season - How Do You Cope With Holiday Shopping?
So when you go shopping for Halloween candy the day before Halloween, and you come to discover that they have gotten rid of all the Halloween candy and started putting out the Christmas Decor you can do one of two things. (Yes this actually happened to me this year).
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1. Shake your head at it, say you can not believe that Christmas stuff is out at Halloween time, and wait to do your shopping last minute like half the population.
2. Shake your head at it, say you can not believe that Christmas stuff is out at Halloween time, but get off your butt and start moving on all that shopping you have to do.
The dreaded shopping.
Since I have been with my husband, well we started out being the last minute shoppers. We would turn up out of money and broke every Holiday Season, or charging up credit cards.
When I was pregnant with Monkey and he was due December 6Th, I knew there was absolutely no way that I would be able to do last minute shopping, or close to shopping, so I started in September. Crazy huh??? Well that year it was a mad dash to have it all done by the end of October. I mean it was wrapped, labeled and put aside.
The following year, I decided to start in late September because it was so much less stressful but pace myself. WOW.. It was amazing. I got all my shopping done before black Friday, and somehow managed not to go broke. Since then I have been doing the same.
This year I am officially mostly done with my holiday shopping. I have a few small items to snag up, but that is it. Somehow I have managed to do this without hurting us financially. Of coarse we are not going crazy on people like we did when we were first married, but still we're able to get a small, special something for family.