Thursday Thrifty Throwdown: Holiday Countdown! 8 Weeks!
It's week 8 folks! 8! Like the number of reindeer on Santa's sleigh (not counting Rudolph, of course). Santa has it good...folks write him letters and the elves make what people want, and then he delivers it. No hunting for the right sweater, no searching for the free shipping or the best price...all of those things that takes time (and sometimes extra money) for us as we wear our Santa hats.
One of the keys to Santa's success starts way away from the North Pole - in homes all across the globe. With those "Dear Santa, please bring me a yellow stuffed cat and a bag of beads." Letters that tell him exactly what folks want. That's why, this week, I'm suggesting all of us be kind to those that may be playing Santa in our lives. Our sisters, moms, dads, significant others, BFFs that all will be searching for that certain gift for us - or our kids.
Start that list and give them a little head's up on what would make you beam Christmas morning or on Night #1 of Hanukkah. Even if it is just a small list now (you know you've already thought of a few things you want). Send them a list, update a wish list on Amazon or other sites, let them have the luxury of time in getting those presents. Time to search around for the right price and not pay for extra shipping...all of it adds up, and is a great pre-holiday gift.
So, what do you want for Christmas? What about the kids??