December 19 – Christmas Shopping
How did your family handle Christmas Shopping? Did anyone finish early or did anyone start on Christmas Eve?
[Note: This post originally ran during the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories in December 2009]
My mother was the Christmas shopper. I remember that she would start early and go on all day shopping adventures with her sister (my aunt) Helen. When I became an adult I would occasionally join them. We'd shop for hours, have a nice lunch--good times.
I must admit that since my mother passed away many years ago, the joy of going Christmas shopping for me is gone too. I don't like large crowds or rude and pushy people. So, if I have to go to a "brick and mortar" store to do any holiday shopping, I always start early. This year I did 95% of my shopping online, which was so nice. A few clicks of the mouse and I was done!
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