I'm a bit of a Grinch. I don't really *like* Christmas that much.
I LOVE giving. but...I dunno...it's a bit much. I hope that one day I can calm down and just enjoy it. I dis-like getting *stuff*. I LOVE presents. But when they are well thought out. I prefer nothing, or a card, over a bag full of *stuff* I don't need, from China.
Here is a great article about gift giving for kids:
maybe we can do this for our adult recipients too!
I finished my main Christmas shopping...mostly things to make gifts.
My hubby and I have got into the tradition of giving stockings to our family. I'm a little torn, cause it's alway *stuff* but I try and put thought into the items I get, and try to get quality. although sometimes, like this year, I couldn't resist a couple cheap joke gifts for my sister and Katie...I'll let you know after Christmas.
The stockings are always fun socks too...
A few years ago I also started making tree ornaments for my extended family. we seem to have started a tradition of bringing home made gifts for everyone. Home made chocolates, candied nuts, knit scarves. This will be the 3rd year of ornaments from me.
We're having a lot of trouble thinking of what to get Jason's son Pickle. He's 13 and is only interested in video games. literally. He won't read on principle. and although he has a talent for it, he has stopped drawing and playing the trumpet. Poor kid.
this year we don't have a space or budget for a tree, so I decorated out hibiscus...now we have a Christmas hibiscus!
10 days 'til touch down.
Are you ready? how do YOU cope?