Y’all, I have finished my Christmas shopping, but then I only have one person to buy for: my son John.
If I can find something Green Bay Packers related or something technology oriented, I’m good. It’s not as if he doesn’t know what’s coming. He has an idea.
As far as my gifts, I send him a list of things I’ve seen on Amazon that I would like but couldn’t justify buying. He picks one out and buys it, and it’s kinda/sorta a surprise.
I remember, however, when I had oodles of people to buy for and never enough money. One disastrous year I made gifts for everyone. I’m still embarrassed about that.
If it’s the thought that counts I think less is more. Why go into debt for something people won’t remember in a year?
I remember when I had the boys make presents of promises. They had to come up with a number of promises and write them down on a card, then give them to the rest of the family as gifts. When it was time to cash in your promise, it had to be done without complaints or whining. Things like: I’ll wash the car, I’ll clean my room, I’ll wash the dog. That sort of thing.
Hmmm. Maybe I can talk John into giving me a promise card again. 🙂