The majority of my shopping is finished. I have a few items to get that need to be fresh like oranges. We make stockings for the 4 neighbor kids and I like to put an orange in the toe. Each year we start a Christmas Club so we spend what we have saved and once it's gone, it's gone.
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the news said that a lot of folks spent more for their Thanksgiving meals at the grocery, not cutting back even with the rising costs of inflation. They said they wanted a nice holiday and didn't want to skimp.
So, I guess I'm wondering...will you be spending as much or more than last year? It will be around the same for us I think, unless I include the rising cost of postage stamps for the Christmas cards. Then it might be a little more, but not a lot.
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I will send some cards but I seem to send fewer and fewer as my older relatives are mostly in Heaven, and my nieces and nephews aren’t card senders.
We do a swap with a $25 limit for family gifts. None of us need anything, and everyone seems to like the simplicity of the swap, which ends up about 90% alcohol regardless of whatever theme we choose. Now that everyone is over 21, we don’t need to make sure we aren’t contributing to the delinquency of any minors!
I did spend about $100 on myself for things I ‘wanted’ and I am considering this my ‘Christmas presents.’
I’ll make some donations too.
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