Blogtober- Christmas Shopping- Day 3

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There are two types of Christmas shoppers who I’ve observed.
Those who shop to put a check mark beside each name on their list and those who enjoy the challenge of finding the ‘perfect’ gifts.
The check mark types, go out, or devote an online day or two, to their endeavors. They can ‘happen on’ a great gift or sale item but their mission is to be ‘ready’ for Christmas. This type of person doesn’t get weighed down by stress but doesn’t usually experience the full ‘magic’ of Christmas. Handmade gifts rarely come from these shoppers and, giving a handmade gift to them, never gets a whole appreciation either.
The shoppers, who put the most thought into gifting, are easy to spot. They seem tired but joyful. They’re the ones who are primarily bustling around on the last days before the holiday. These shoppers don’t always ‘score’ on every well-thought present but they can never be shamed for not giving it their ‘all’. I think of them as loving gardeners. Planting seeds with high hopes but knowing not every ‘seed’ will bear ‘fruit’. The loving investment makes the success stories grand and fulfilling. The anticipation is its own reward.
So which are you?

12 thoughts on “Blogtober- Christmas Shopping- Day 3

  1. Susan,
    There’s no doubt in my mind which one you are! I used to be the tick-them-off-the-list kind about Christmas cards. Now I don’t do them as much, so joyless. Better to pick up the phone and call!!!

  2. I am definitely the type that ticks them off the list, but over the years, I definitely have grown to just thinking of the most thoughtful gift for them. I crochet a lot, so oftentimes, I am thinking about what I can make for my loved ones.

  3. WHat a great observation. It’s so true! I’m always a little tormented, because I want to pick the perfect gift. I”ve had years where I was pushed for time and made a list I worked down, and you’re right – it’s much less joyful! Totally different experience.

  4. I am a list ticker but that is mainly to keep track of the kids Wishlist but for the rest of the family I just know what to get when I see it.

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