Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by random3434, Dec 15, 2009.
It's all I have the energy to do this year.
Do you give them to family? Do you like getting them?
I like getting them if it's to places I actually go. I'd honestly prefer cash.
I love getting them. Lowe's please.
I'll PM you my address.
Rather than pick a store, I'd recommend the Visa gift cards. They can be used anywhere.
I think they are great for business gifts. But for people you actually care about? Not my style.
I don't mind them.
My wife and I usually go shopping together these days. Gauranteed to get what you want that way. Though I do go to extremes to get her a surprise or two. She likes surprises. Me, not so much. In fact, if it weren't for her, I probably wouldn't bother with Christmas. Especially since my dad died. He was Santa. The last few years of his life, especially the last two, he worked as a Santa. Real beard and all. He had a photo I.D. from the City of Los Angeles with the name Kris Kringle on it with a photo of him in costume. All year round children would approach him everywhere he went, telling him what they wanted for Christmas. Their eyes would get huge when he told them yes, he was Santa. He would reah into his fanny-pack and give them little toy, stuffed animals or little race cars, and tell them to "be good."
This is a picture of him:
He signed it to one of his favorite authors, Louise Ure. She was quite fond of Dad. Sent him a galley proof of her book Liars Anonymous to read before he died. I haven't been able to bring myself to read it yet.
Christmas, for now I can take it or leave it.
My kids like gift cards ... and it makes life easier for me! I no longer know what sizes they wear, what CDs they want, what they really need, etc. This year I'm giving them a couple gifts to open and larger $ gift cards to places they said they would like to use them. The only thing I have left to do is write a check to my daughter-in-law to get something she and my son would like to have. I also need to get a couple of Christmas cards.
Everyone who knows you will be thrilled with whatever you do. Ignore anyone who tells you different. Do what you can do. Christmas is not about getting stuff - it's about caring for your family, friends and (for some) people you don't even know. Simple.
I love gift cards. I want actual gifts from my daughter, my boyfriend but anyone else can make it easy on themselves.
Smart thinking, i give those a lot of time.
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