HOW Many Days Until Christmas?!?

So here’s the list so far…

Button- Done

ClockTower- Have idea just not funds yet

K- Done

Silent Bob- Done

MomD- Have idea just not funds yet

DadD- Done

MomB- No idea

DadB- No idea

HS- Done

Work friends- A little less than half done making things.

I would say that’s not a bad looking list considering there’s still 52 days till Christmas.  Since money is tight I try to start shopping around September if I can.  A little money here and there is SO much easier to part with than a huge chunk all at once.  No credit cards either.  I don’t have any more and I want to keep it that way.  I learned long ago that a big expensive holiday means big scary bills come January.  NOT.THIS.TIME.

It is a source of pride for me to be able to find the perfect gift for someone with out spending a ton of money on the gift.  It’s an art.  I try to pay attention throughout the year.  If you do this you can pick up on little things.  For instance, a friend might mention that they have a favorite movie but are having a hard time finding it on dvd.  Take that bit of info and you can really make them happy come gift time.  A little help from a search engine and most of the time for less that $20 you have their ultimate gift.  No, it’s not a super cool digital flat screen the size of my garage door (who gives those any way?… no, really, I want numbers people) but it is something that they will really enjoy and you were the little mouse that took a few seconds to remember something that person said months ago.  Oh, and what ever you do PLEASE, unless the person actually asks for gift cards, refrain from the gift of flashy plastic that screams “You’re not good enough a friend for me to actually think about what would make you smile”.   Please, take this newly found knowledge and use it for good this season.

Editors note: The Rambler LOVES to receive gift cards.  It gives her an excuse to go shopping for herself!


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