Wednesday, 7 November 2012
The Great Christmas List Debate
I made what I thought was an innocuous comment at work and seem to have stumbled across a contentious issue!
My family all write Christmas Lists - apparently this is sometimes frowned upon.
The children don't, mine didn't when they were small, but there are so many of us we've all found it a really helpful thing to do as adults. Nobody expects to get everything on their list, there's still much whispering and secret planning because somebody has thought of the 'perfect thing' that's not on the list. But from a practical point of view, especially when many people are really cutting back on expenses, it's lovely to spend my hard earned cash on a gift I know my brother would love to receive.
My sister-in-law and I held the annual family Christmas draw on Saturday - instead of buying for all adults we each buy for one other - it's a fundamental part of our traditions, Christmas has begun!
Does anybody else write a list?