My daughter, Dawn, and I went shopping two weeks ago and I bought some of that pretty fabric ribbon for my Christmas packages. They always have good sales at this time. While out, I picked up a gift for Dawn which she said she wanted. My first gift of the season. Then a week later, she helped me order some things online. I have received two of them so far. Wow, that was fast!
I usually leave all shopping and even the lists until after Thanksgiving. It's just hard for me, a person of order, to put the cart before the horse. But when opportunity strikes, I have to take advantage of it.
Usually I finish up with all my gifts by about the middle of December or a bit later. I don't like cutting it too close in case we have a snowstorm and I can't get out.
I never go out shopping on Black Friday or the Saturday after either. There could be the greatest discounts ever and I would just have to say "Oh, well." I don't care for crowds and I would be disappointed if the items I wanted were already gone. Besides, those two days are great to relax. This year, I plan on putting up my tree the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I can't wait. Christmas music, decorating, and everything in order. Ah, that's the spirit.
Do any of you brave souls go out and shop directly after Thanksgiving? I'd love to hear your short accounts of those days. Love, Nancy