Feeling anxious at this time of year is nothing new for me. I start getting nervous by the end of November. Every holiday season, I promise myself I’ll make it simpler. For the most part, I have. We’ve cut back on our gift list and social obligations. But still… I want to help make Christmas extra-special for my family and friends.
Part of doing that is finding just the right presents. It makes me feel good to give, it brings me joy. The problem is there’s added pressure, not to mention time and money.
This is the first year I’ve done the bulk of my shopping online. I’m happy to avoid the crowded malls and packed parking lots. But I wouldn’t say buying items online is completely stress-free.
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday. Lots and lots of online deals. My email account has been flooded, absolutely…
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