It’s Thanksgiving week and I hope you enjoy a nice gathering with your family on Thursday. But this week also means it is the official start of Christmas shopping. Yup, Black Friday is coming up fast. But now, there’s also Cyber Monday. Not to mention how some of the stores have started having pre Black Friday sales. It seems like stores want you to start your shopping earlier and earlier. Heck, I know people that are already finished with their shopping, but most have barely started. I’m one of the later. But I’ve been really busy finishing up a book, and now that I’ve got time, I’ll get serious about shopping.
Last year, I did almost as much in-store shopping as I did online shopping. I actually see shopping store to store as part of fun of the season. Almost a tradition. No, I don’t enjoy it if the crowd is manic, but there’s something about being in the stores, Christmas music playing and seeing everyone shop for their loved ones. There’s something special about finding that perfect gift for someone. I don’t quite get that same seasonal joy while shopping online. Half the time I’m scared the gift will arrive and not meet my expectations. Maybe I need to put on some Christmas music, pour myself some eggnog and try to make online shopping more of a seasonal treat.
What kind of Christmas shopper are you? Do you shop ahead all year? Maybe have it all done by mid December? Or are you scrambling around a few days before Christmas, trying to find something last minute? Do you buy everything on line or do you shop at your favorite stores?
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