It's always a relief to have finished all the Christmas shopping. Gifts for kids are pretty easy. Even if you don't know what to buy for a kid, their parents are usually able to give hints on what the kids want, because they want A LOT of things. Adults, on the other hand, can be quite challenging. Adults don't go around much commenting on the things they want because most of the time adults buy those things for themselves. Every so often, a mention might be made about something they'd really like to have, but often that is larger than the average friend or family member might buy - like a car or a new kitchen (I've tried!). Therefore, on most occasions I'm left to my own devices with finding gifts for friends and family members. Once Christmas arrives, all the presents have been wrapped or stuffed in bags, there's an "I'm done!" feeling that occurs.
But it doesn't last long! January is only a few short days away, and I have some important January birthdays to worry about. Before my dad passed away, there were only 11 short days between Christmas and his birthday. But even now, January still has a few birthdays that I buy for. And I've used up all my good ideas with Christmas! No rest for the Christmas gift weary...It's time to get my thinking cap back on again!
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