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Christmas shoppings: Why is it so stressful?

Discussion in 'Hobbies & Crafts' started by Floris, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Nix

    Nix Just a little crazy! Staff Member

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    @Floris the most important part of Christmas is family and friends. So your Christmas will be rich anyway. I just get carried away every year so ignore me lol... But I will be rich in family and friends this year too I hope, if all goes well.
     
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    When I lived in São Paulo, some years ago, I was part of an inclusive church (LGBT church) and most of the people there were from other states, just like me, and could not afford an expensive trip to their hometowns. So, I talked to the leader of the church and said I would like to make a dinner for all the people who would not be able to travel to spend Xmas with their families. In less than a month I had not only enough money to make a decent dinner for 30 people (more or less) but also lots of other people to help me share the cooking too. It was amazing! Many of them said it was the best present they ever got for Xmas.
     
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  3. Nix

    Nix Just a little crazy! Staff Member

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    That's awesome! SO kind and thoughtful of you, well done.
     
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    Joan Don't Blink

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    I would like to do more charity gifts this year, but I always feel like I have to get something for people to open as well.
    I like to do the buy a family a well or crops, I tend not to like the buy a cow types as feel that they then have to take care of the animal which could be more of a burden. One cow will not produce milk!
     
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    Floris

    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    I need a cane to walk with for christmas, i feel im getting older by the day. UGHg
    rwre
     
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    Will you decorate it with strips and make it look like a candy cane?
     
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    Floris

    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    I think .. I now have to! That's an awesome idea.
     
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    Joan Don't Blink

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    It was quiet at owrk today so I planned my list for what to get everyone, a few people are only got a theme rather than an actual idea of what to get them, but most I have pretty much decided on and just need money to get them, plus make a couple of things
     
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    Nix Just a little crazy! Staff Member

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    I started shopping for a few people back in March. Now I'm picking up pace, I can't afford to shop but I am working out what to get people! Love it! 17 weeks to go...
     
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    Floris

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    This will be the first year in a lot of years where I have a bit of a budget finally to buy something for someone that really matters. But, this is also the first Christmas that will be unlike any other. Very strange.
     
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    @Nix remind me to get Abbs a pig!
     
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    Nix Just a little crazy! Staff Member

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    @Joan Don't forget Alfred!
     
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    Nix Just a little crazy! Staff Member

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    I've got Abbs birthday and Christmas main presents sorted, as in I know what I'm getting her! Lists have been made. Made a good dent in the stocking gifts on yesterday's shopping trip. Made a start on other peoples presents too... only a little start but yeh...
     
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    I've pretty much got my list sorted for people, one or two (males) I still need to figure out, but most people I know what I getting/making them.
     
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