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Jumping in

This is my very first article and I can't believe how difficult it has been to jump in and get started. I think I will ramble and just see where it gets me.

Welcome to my first post.

Our two foot tall Christmas tree is still up, and I admit that I enjoy looking at it. The sparkling lights remind me of the brightness in my relationship. Each tiny ornament that hangs, brings back a memory that makes me smile. I think it will stay in place for another week before we tuck it all away in the closet.

For years I was like a bah humbug around the holidays and it feels really good to finally get past those sad days. I am sure that over time I will be writing about the reason for those dreary days. For now I will focus only on the good.

Not one present was unwrapped this year, and that felt a little strange. It is just my guy and I, and we have decided that we didn't need to surprise each other with gift wrapped presents. We went on a shopping trip a couple of weeks before Christmas and bought the items that we wanted. This is better than us buying items that weren't really needed. He still has a few gifts in the closet that I bought years ago. They weren't very practical, and I have to wonder if maybe I am just a bad gift giver.

This Christmas, if anyone asked me what I would have wanted I don't have a clue what my answer would be. I have three pieces of jewelry that I wear every day, and I don't change those, so jewelry as a gift would pretty much be a waste. Almost all of the clothing that I buy are purchased using gift cards that I earn from various places online, so I wouldn't want him to spend money to get me clothing.

I think that we made the right decision for us this year, and I know that doesn't work for everyone, but it worked for us.

How about you all? What do you buy someone who already has what they want?


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Comments

Louemham wrote on January 9, 2015, 3:19 PM

I will usually just give gift cards or money to someone, so they can save it up and then buy something when the time is right. P.S welcome to Persona Paper :)

rosealee wrote on January 9, 2015, 3:25 PM

Thank you for the welcome. I do tend to give gift cards to a lot of family members.

soupdragon wrote on January 9, 2015, 5:01 PM

The happiest Christmas I can remember was just after our first daughter was born. We didn't really do presents that year and had a very low key Christmas, just the 3 of us staying home. It was cosy and really special

Oceanblue wrote on January 9, 2015, 5:27 PM

Welcome and a great first article. I give my children money as they are grown and I have no idea of what they would like.