Pssssttttt...*whispers*...um, did you know Christmas is 37 days away?
37 DAYS AWAY!!!!!!!
Yikes!! I have got to get my butt in gear! I've got soooo much to do!
Like start the baking, do the shopping, get the tree, decorate the house, wrap the presents, do the shopping, trim the tree, get a cold, do the shopping!!!!!
Yikes! All that in 37 days?
Holy Hannah...there aren't enough minutes in the day.
And, now..."To Gift Card, or Not To Gift Card?"...that is the question!
Right in half...like the angel and the devil on my shoulder.
It's a difficult existence that I live in.
I don't enjoy giving gift cards. It's impersonal, and boring, and lazy, and...and...impersonal.
Oh...I already mentioned that.
I feel weird giving gift cards...like, "Hey! Here's 50 bucks that would have been good anywhere, but now you can only use it at one store! Love ya! Muah!"
And...well..it always feels cheap to me...and kinda like I cheated.
"Yeah, I didn't put any thought into your gift, 'cuz I don't really love you that much...so I just picked up a gift card and stuck a bow on it..."
Here's the real kicker tho'...
I don't mind receiving gift cards! You know, for myself!
Aren't I a hypocrite?
Well...don't get me wrong...I don't want gift cards for every gift! Oh, no!
I want to be paid attention to and listened to and be surprised!
My bestie, Tara, is the world's best gift giver! She's the type of person who listens...all. year. long. And always chooses the best, most perfect gift ever.
It's a gift in itself...that type of gift giving.
My "feeling cheap" always ends up getting the best of me.
We have a "price range" that we slot certain people into for our gift giving...if I "gift card them"...I'll always do the top of the range...and then add 5 bucks 'cuz I feel like such a cheapskate!
Ugh...what's a girl to do?!!!
Ummmm...perhaps shop, and decorate, and bake, and shop, and catch a cold, and get the tree, and trim the tree, and shop some more, and bake some more...