Sunday, December 19, 2010

Advent Calendar - December 19 - Christmas Shopping

Today is Christmas Shopping day at (a group of worldwide genealogists writing about their family history). The prompts or suggested ideas for the month of December relate to the the Advent season.  This is my eighth post using the Advent prompts.

1) How did your family handle Christmas shopping?

I don't remember much about my mom's Christmas shopping - I'm sure she had lots of it since there were 5 of us kids.  And we got presents from my parents as well as Santa.

2) Did anyone finish early or did anyone start on Christmas Eve?

I personally USED to have all my Christmas shopping done by Labor Day...completed, wrapped, hidden away, and ready to put under the tree. I'd start the day after Christmas (somehow the crowds on the day after Christmas did not bother me as much as Black Friday).  I also use to make at least one Christmas gift a year...crocheted blanket, needlepoint picture, homemade jam.  I'd work hard to have these completed by Labor Day too...although once in awhile I'd be rushing around at Thanksgiving time to complete it.

In my old(er) age I've gotten it's Cyber Monday here I come....I really enjoy shopping online or on QVC rather than fighting the crowds anymore.  I can honestly say there seems to be a wider selection and it takes A LOT less time.  I would say 90-95% of my shopping is done online and most of what we give are gift cards.  Too easy!

Mary Post Warren
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1 comment:

  1. I agree with you it is much easier to shop online. I go out to the store and after not being able to find several items on my list I come home and order online!
    I haven't made anything for Christmas in many years.