Every time we turn around we hear about how expensive things are these days. The price of everything has gone up. From the price of gas all the way down to a carton of eggs. It has hit us from every direction.
Nothing can flood the old memory floodgates like putting up the Christmas tree. It's a lot of work heading out to the garage or up in the attic. It may take hours to haul all that Christmas cheer into the living room.
We all know about the sneaky little Elf on the Shelf. He comes out to keep and eye on the kids before Santa comes and creates all sorts of havoc around the house. In one Amarillo resident's house there is not elf, but St. Nicholas has some fun adventures.
I am simple when it comes to Christmas shopping. It's not that I don't care. I do know my family and friends. It's usually the time constraint. I do know what my family loves. To be honest my daughter, like a lot of people, prefer and ask for gift cards.