David took the day off yesterday, at the last minute, and we went Christmas shopping together.
I’m always curious how other people handle gift-giving, so I’ll tell you if you’ll tell me!
We give each of our kids 3 gifts from us. I love having this guideline, because once I’ve found 3 gifts, I can move on to the next child. Santa comes to our house and brings one present, plus fills the stockings. Almost DONE.
For our parents and grandparents we order Shutterfly photo books. This year I also have some little purse-sized notebooks with Joan and Kate’s original artwork on the cover (ordered through a fundraiser). DONE.
The kids draw names on David’s side- there are 16 grandchildren. So we have 3 kids to buy for, plus our niece who is David’s godchild. I ask their parents what they would like. (2 out of 4 DONE).
David and I each got each other a couple of little things. This year we are not exchanging much. (I’m looking at YOU, shitty economy and YOU, medical bills.)
I managed to finish my shopping for our kids without buying a single piece of plastic! I KNOW! For the record, I am not against plastic- if you came to my house that would be VERY obvious. But it felt good to not buy plastic. I’m not sure why. I think I might be a closet hippie.
Today I have a doula client that is having a scheduled Csection, so I’ll make a couple of exchanges and pick up a couple of misc. things while I’m in Bigger Town. Then, I think I’ll be DONE-DONE.
Plus I wrapped nearly everything last night.
WHO IS THIS PERSON?
Oh, yeah, before I get too cocky, I just remembered that I haven’t even considered our Christmas cards yet. If I work on them this weekend and mail them by next Monday, they’ll get to (most) everyone by Christmas, right?