Monday, December 28, 2009
What a great season is Christmas. People actually act as though they like one another! While the magic of Christmas is in no small part because it comes but once a year, it would be nice if people kept Christmas in their hearts for a little bit longer.
Among the adults, we have reduced the gift giving to drawing names and exchanging gifts with one other person in the family. We have a tradition of buying two presents, a major present with a stated cost limit and a second gift for under $10.00. The ten dollar gifts have turned out to be the most fun to buy and to receive because they tend to be thought out.
Additionally, the adult gifts tend to be usable or disposable items like clothes, bedding, foodstuffs, personal services and the like. This means it is not necessary to have some more shelf space to display your Christmas presents.
One present I got this year was bottles of English Leather and Canoe colognes. Ah! I smell like high school again!