Thursday, December 4, 2008

Buy me a present...

I did it!!! My first ever Christmas tree is up and I've started to look for some gifts to put underneath. Christmas is absolutely my favorite time of year!

Now, I'm not going to lie to you, I love Christmas because of the presents!!! I love buying them, wrapping them and of course getting them! I'm especially fond of getting presents from unexpected places. These make me feel like I did 25 years ago when I woke up Christmas morning amazed that Santa had actually arrived.

The only thing better than experiencing that feeling is passing it on to someone else. That's why my absolute favorite part of Christmas are the gifts I give to people who are not on my list. I don't plan these gifts, most of the time they just pop into my head as I'm shopping. I give them because I can, because I want to, because it makes me happy... merry even!

I challenge you to try it this year. You don't have to spend a lot of money or put a lot of thought into it. Don't overthink it. It works like this:

You're out shopping and a tape dispenser that looks like a red high heel catches your eye. You think to yourself... hey Sally in accounting loves shoes, she would love that. So you buy it for her cause tis the season. Or (true story) you're surfing the internet and an ad for World of Warcraft figurines pops up on your screen and at first you think how lame... who would want that? Then you remember the nerdy boy who reads the news is always talking about newbs and pooning. So you buy it cause tis the season.

Easy! Merry Christmas!!!

PS... Here is my favorite Christmas Carol - it's an orginal:

"Buy me a present, put it under the tree, Christmas is for giving, so spend lots of money on me!"
-erin skye

3 comments: said...

Oh how my life has changed!

Those are some nasty Christmas lyrics! LOL.

Great idea about the gifts for those who don't expect it.
Going to take your advice and do a few of those this year.

Anonymous said...

That's a good idea, spontaneous gift buying. I need something new to do- usually I just send money to soup kitchens, but I don't really get a good Christmassy feeling out of it anymore- it just feels like sending out another bill payment. Thanks for the idea!

Kat said...

Good Luck, let me know how it goes! Sometimes you get some pretty awesome reactions!