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Christmas shopping

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

This is our assignment for the Aspire and Inspire sparkteam: When and where do you do your holiday shopping? Who do you buy gifts for? How has your holiday shopping changed over the years? Has it been affected by the pandemic this year?

I buy gifts for four people in my family and a few friends. I usually start shopping early, but this year because of the pandemic I both started and finished early. I wanted to do online shopping early so I would be sure to receive my packages in plenty of time. I wanted to do in-person shopping early to avoid the crowds. This year because of the pandemic I did most of my shopping online. It was just safer that way. I ordered a lot from Amazon, and a few gifts from other stores. It was a little sad, because I enjoy going to stores to see what they have. I missed doing that. On the positive side, I’ve been finished for a while now, and I’ve even gotten all my presents wrapped. It’s a good feeling of accomplishment.
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    That was a good question for reflection. I do much of my shopping through the year when I find sales and interesting items. Since I’ve basically been home since March, that didn’t happen. We went to the PO late when no one else was there to send boxes to our daughters. Husband and I have stockings only this year; we’ve more than enough with our e-bikes and above ground pool.
    64 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    congrats on having your shopping done. I almost done with mine,
    72 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    Good for you for getting everything done early before the crowds. I much prefer to go to the store and see the item because it is sometimes difficult to tell what an item is online. However, I do like getting my out of town gifts through Amazon and having them shipped directly to their address.
    72 days ago
  • LPORTER2015
    I'm the opposite. I love to shop online. Never liked crowded stores. Happy Holidays and stay safe.
    72 days ago
    OH yes, never been an on-line shopper, but . . . the Pandemic has changed all that. Still can't wait till I can go back to shopping in the store. But that's not to be now.

    72 days ago
  • YMWONG22
    73 days ago
  • LALIPOP108
    Yeah Macy’s mail order and Amazon. Just for me and hubby. Not going to post office to mail packages like usual. Just cards. After vaccination will do again. Pandemic has taught me a few things. Patience forebear go within for solace.
    73 days ago
    Everything is off this year! Shopping on Amazon small gatherings! We have a large extended family we missed them so very much. Stay safe.
    73 days ago
    Buy for grandkids and I did only g shopping. Amazon was my go to. Usually do a lot of crafting and cooking and that was zero. Its a new day.
    73 days ago
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