We have a family gift exchange on Christmas. I don't like it. $20.00 limit means everyone gets and gives alike. There are male exchange gifts and female exchange gifts. there are 2 piles and there is a drawing to see who walks to the pile first and picks out a gift. It will be mainly $20 gift cards. BORING! I told Tracey I want to go buy a gift. You would have thought I was the anti christ. I said what guy wouldn't want a gift box with $20 of snack foods in it? Where am I getting the gift card from? When I draw a number that allows me to pick my own gift card, I consider that a win. I got a manicure kit one year.
what’s the point? Keep your $20 and move on. That is my sentiment.
Maybe they were trying to tell you something? I knew what he was saying. It was an opinionated gay man that abused his mate/my cousin. I get along with almost everyone and stayed mellow for the family. But if I see girlfriend again, I will scratch his eyes out. Once they moved out of State he stabbed my cousin.
We've had a good year with the garden, which allowed for a fairly nice inventory of canned goods. Many of these will become Christmas gifts. Canned salsa, grape and cherry jams, pasta sauce, pickled peppers and green tomatoes, chili starter, etc.
If I had to quantify the time/labor/expense needed to produce these, I think they'd clock in each under an Andy J. Well, no. Itdonmatter. The joy and love they bring has a value I can't tell, but it's up there.
The dollar limit on gifts is OK, but gift cards should be disallowed. The point of the dollar limit is creativity. We're going to have a "Secret Santa" thing at work, I'm aiming to bring the gift everyone trades for.
I am still ragging on people that want you to get this for them to give to so-and-so. Then can you bring it to my house. What the ..... Only one reason I don't go off on all this ..... I don't want to upset Tracey. But I hope they know,
Hang in there, RD. As much as I appreciate/love? Christmas, Halloween is still my favorite. And I also appreciate Dia Des Los Muertos following.
The girl at work who's been commissioned to head up the "Secret Santa" is asking for three things I'd like. I was stumped after I said "motorcycles, loose women". Apparently I didn't understand the rules for "Secret Santa", I was told I was doing something called "White Elephant". WTF, over?
I'm just looking for opportunities to wear my new Christmas sweater. RD, maybe you should browse Amazon for "Blizzard Bay" offerings. Maybe Alex Stevens. Just trying to help.
I found the part of Christmas that I like. A part of the giving. A lady went way over budget to get her daughter a pair of boots she really wanted but could not afford after getting others Christmas presents. I was going to chip in when I was talking to others in the family and found some of them had not found a gift for the daughter yet. I know the mother over extended on credit to make the purchase and arranged for some to go in together on the gift without letting it out of the bag.
+1000. Marcia works part-time in a discount retail shop. Yesterday she had a lady who was buying Christmas stuff, her credit card was denied 4 times with just over $100 in purchases. A man behind her saw this, and whipped out a Bennie to cover it for her.
Also- Marcia's brother works for a dirt/compost/landscaping supplier. He regularly gets a ham for Christmas... this year his boss also gave him a $2500 bonus. He works his buttocks off, so glad to know his bossman values that.