Friday, December 4, 2009

Stressed Out?

Are you frazzled by your Christmas list?  Keep in mind that Christmas isn't really about the gifts under the tree.  It's about the people surrounding that tree.

Christmas has gotten way out of control - and we let it.  Why not use the current economic situation as an excuse to cut back.  Suggest that family members draw names. Or, have everyone bring a universal gift and just have everyone choose from the lot.

If you still have a long list of people you want to give to, START EARLY.  By early, I mean take advantage of sales all during the year, and have all your Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving (not wrapped, just purchased).  This will allow you to enjoy the holiday lights and spirit of the holiday without having to stand in lines (it also frees you up so you can participate in any charity opportunities that arise over the holiday).

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