Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's impossible to get away from the message that we should be making a list and checking it twice. We wondered if adult children ever age out of the gift list.
Do you remember when you were a child and the Sears catalog would arrive right before the holidays and you, or at least I would, go through and circle everything you wanted for Christmas? It had all the presents you could want in one place. I can hear my father right now saying, "Did you leave anything for anyone else?" I would always have a split second of guilt, but it quickly passed.
Did you know that we spend about $2.9 billion every year on gift wrapping paper and supplies according to Hallmark? And of course most of it ends up being throw way after the holidays, which is one reason why between Thanksgiving and New Year's we generate an extra one million tons of garbage every week.
I hate the "B" word, no not blonde, since I hear those jokes all the time. BUDGET....it is just like nails running down a chalkboard for me to even think about, much less have to act upon.
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