Normally I go all out for Christmas, but this year I'm scaling back. Money is tight for most of us these days, and Christmas time brings with it the potential for all kinds of stress. I've spent years trying to find just the right gift, or the most interesting way to package a gift. I've given expensive gifts that often end up in the trash, on the floor or at the Goodwill.
I'm opting out of all that this year. The gifts we give will be small and practical. I'm hoping the gifts we receive will be small and practical as well. I would much rather spend some quality time with those I love. I'd like to have a bushel basket full of sweet memories this year.
That said, I still love this time of year!