Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Christmas Traditions Part 7


Shopping!!

Many of my friends and some of my family, do weekend trips to go shopping. Several go to the cities and make a weekend of it, spending the night at a hotel and eating out! What fun! I have never done this but I do think it sounds like a lot of fun.

I have some friends who wait anxiously for the Black Friday ads. They are glued to the internet trying to find out what sales are happening the day after Thanksgiving.

I tend to shop all year, which means that by early November, I am generally done and so if I shop, it is for the pure fun of getting something extra for my family.

Which type are you? Do you save your shopping for a big weekend or do you do a little all year?

6 comments:

  1. I think I mentioned that I have already started my shopping. However, I am almost certain I spend more this way...as it comes closer to Christmas, I am overwhelmed by that marketing--urge to buy! but what fun! C

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  2. I shop all year, too...I am usually mostly through by October, but I do save back some things to get specifically so I can go out among the crazies, and soak in all the vibes!

    I shop alot online...I love looking thorugh catalogs all year long, and keep a large manila envelope in my Christmas notebook to hold pages I tear out, especially for my hard-to-by-for peeps; things that catch my eye as possibilities.

    Towards October, if I haven't already found a perfect gift for them, I start going through that envelope. I will at least have several things to choose from, and even if it isn't anything particularly dazzling, it's something I know they'd be intersted in, or have use for.

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  3. I like to do my shopping in December. I actually enjoy the throngs of people at the stores, even the grocery stores! Despite what early shoppers say, I've never had any problem finding what I wanted to buy, and I find the deals closest to Christmas are awesome! For me, it adds to the merriment of the season to be out and about, amidst the hustle and bustle.

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  4. I cant WAIT for the black friday adds....so excited.

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  5. I could start now but must wait for my niece to pull the trigger on decorating! (That would be Kari from Just Living Large...with her skinny self!)
    Sandi

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  6. When my list was longer, I shopped all year round. Now that I don't buy for many, I tend to shop in Novemeber and December. I just came across your blog, and will follow. What a wonderful idea you have.

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