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CATIEBELLE Posts: 6,081
12/12/13 11:14 P

I would not mine and if your friends are out of town they should not.

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KDSTAP Posts: 664
12/12/13 10:00 P

I LOVE late Christmas gifts. A friend of mine and I always schedule our gift exchange for after C Christmas. It stretched the holiday a little longer.

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12/12/13 3:45 P

Better late than never.

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12/11/13 2:11 P

hanging and talking with friends.

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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12/11/13 2:07 P

Not at all. Stretch the season of giving.


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12/11/13 2:04 P

It should be the thought that counts so I'd be happy that someone thought enough of me to get me a gift regardless of when I received it.

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NISSANGIRL Posts: 21,945
12/11/13 6:48 A

no they will not mind, it's the thought that counts

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12/11/13 4:05 A

I'm sure no one would mind if the gifts are late - it would be a lovely surprise to receive one emoticon

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12/11/13 2:07 A

wow! a gift is a gift--an unexpected kindness!
Besides if someone is out of town or away for some reason, that isn't up to you to "plan ahead" for their plans!

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12/11/13 12:43 A

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No, that would be a pleasant surprise.

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12/11/13 12:02 A


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12/10/13 11:57 P

not at all

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 9,173
12/10/13 11:05 P

Not at all

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JBALDWIN29 Posts: 4,889
12/10/13 10:54 P

I wouldn't mind a late gift at all. I would be thrilled that I was thought of to receive the gift.

KITTYCAT64 Posts: 599
12/10/13 10:30 P

Not at all.

12/10/13 10:28 P

No, not at all but Jesus is the reason for Christmas and truthfully I'm good without gifts truly. When I know that family and friends are all safe,healthy and happy I couldn't ask for more.

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12/10/13 9:27 P

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No, as Jesus is the reason for the season! emoticon emoticon emoticon

ETHELMERZ Posts: 8,646
12/10/13 9:16 P

Don't worry one minute about it, they are churchgoers and will understand.

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12/10/13 5:45 P

If you have already purchased the gifts, then give them to them on their return.

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12/10/13 5:39 P is always the thought that counts!

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FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,866
12/10/13 5:28 P

I wouldn't mind if it was late and someone thought of me.

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EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
12/10/13 4:51 P

No, I wouldn't mind.

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HARPIE Posts: 279
12/10/13 4:29 P

It would be a welcome surprise!

SHKIRK Posts: 1,168
12/10/13 3:29 P

Anytime I get a gift I don"t mind !! emoticon emoticon

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12/10/13 3:20 P

If they're going on holiday so soon before Christmas of course they shouldn't mind. I haven't even bought all my presents yet, let alone wrapped and distributed them.

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12/10/13 2:08 P

I LOVE late Christmas gifts - it is so unexpected that the gift provides a lift especially in the cold barren month of February.

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12/10/13 12:58 P


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12/10/13 12:34 P

No! I would take a gift anytime. haha


SIMPLYME80 Posts: 406
12/10/13 12:31 P

Nope! Don't mind.

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RONNIEHUEY Posts: 12,032
12/10/13 12:25 P

Love late gifts

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VASHLUVER1 Posts: 976
12/10/13 12:21 P

Not at all! It just extends the celebration!

LOUIE-LILY Posts: 2,631
12/10/13 12:09 P

Of course not . . . it's lovely that you're giving so many gifts but people shouldn't be expecting them. So it's a nice surprise to receive them late!


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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,650
12/10/13 12:04 P

I wouldn't mind at all.

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LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,332
12/10/13 11:28 A

We usually exchange gifts with extended family before or after Christmas because we can't all be together in the same place on the same day. I would view it as normal and would not mind.
If someone actually minds that they are given a gift after Christmas they are ungrateful, IMO.

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12/10/13 10:33 A

Life happens, so I think it's ok. Right now the Lego sets my mom got for my kids are missing, so I am pretty sure they will get them after Christmas.


With my feet on the ground and my heart attuned, I will reach for the stars (Camp Motto from Camp Crestridge for Girls in NC).

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JLEMUS1 Posts: 4,054
12/10/13 10:25 A

I would not mind it at all!!

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12/10/13 9:15 A

add me to the 'no gift' list

BUT, years ago when we did still exchange gifts, there were several folks who received their gifts after Christmas because every other year we are out of state for Christmas.

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ERICREH Posts: 3,469
12/10/13 8:57 A

Nobody minds getting an early gift, so why should they mind getting a late gift?

SHERYLDS Posts: 13,694
12/10/13 8:52 A

I prefer no gifts also....getting together for lunch or dinner, and having a good time, is gift enough...early or late.

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KKKAREN Posts: 12,148
12/10/13 8:49 A

Personally I prefer no gifts! I think late would be fine.

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12/10/13 8:10 A

Anyone who goes on holiday particularly early should fully understand if their gift comes after Christmas. I'm sure it'll be fine.

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12/10/13 8:10 A


EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,643
12/10/13 8:09 A

Guess what? I forgot to distribute Christmas gifts when I went to church last Sunday. Do you think anyone would mind if they got their gifts after Christmas?

The reason I'm asking is that some of my church friends are already on holiday by next weekend. Meaning that I will have to give my gift to them late! (after Christmas).

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