“Christmas is a magical time of year… I just watch all my money magically disappear.” – Author Unknown.
Buying gifts months in advance is not for me, and neither do I visit the Sales with Christmas in mind, in fact, it’s rare for me to visit the Sales at all, and I try not to think about Christmas until the middle of November.
Roundabout now is the time when I usually buy my Christmas cards, wrapping paper and gift tags. Then I ask my family if they have any Christmas gifts in mind, and my Christmas shopping list begins. Generally, unless I need to physically see and touch something, online shopping is my preferred choice. That said, I do enjoy visiting the medieval city of York at Christmastime. No shopping malls within the city walls, just ancient streets with quaint shops, street markets and an atmosphere at Christmas that is not to be missed.
I used to Christmas shop with my mum. We had a good routine, arriving in the city retail area as soon as the stores opened their doors, and armed with our lists we would purchase most of our gifts. Our morning shopping spree was followed by our treat of Christmas lunch, accompanied by a sweet sherry for Mum and a glass of orange for me. After lunch Mum would take all the shopping home in a taxi while I finished off the last bits. I miss my mum.
This year I’ve decided not to send Christmas cards, though I will continue to send to couple of very special people I no longer see.
I feel miserly about sending out so few cards, have I turned into Mrs Scrooge? Writing cards is such a chore, and yet I send cards to people I no longer even think about.
I subscribe to an online greetings card service I could extend my mailing list. or, maybe I could record a Christmas message, you know like the queen, okay, perhaps not!
© SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Word Prompt Christmas from Weekly Prompts.
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