Plan all year long
It's a hit or miss
The 'Plan all Year Long'-ers are those of you that buy for Christmas year round! I am one of these. How you I know, you ask? Because I will shop the DEALS all year with Christmas in mind. Like Melissa and Doug (love these guys) had a great sale of 50% off and then I got another 20% off and free shipping. So I bought something that would have cost $150 for only $60 back in march. These people also have ALL their shopping done before Thanksgiving and the presents are wrapped by December 1st. The stress here is that your thinking Holidays ALL the time and by the time they actually get here your exhausted already.
The 'It's a Hit or Miss' people out there are those that think about buying year round but end up just sometimes getting the deal. These people usually get MOST of their shopping done by the end of November and wrap things here and there. Cards are a later thought for these people. If they send them it's only a week before Christmas. The big stress here is not remembering what you have bought and who you have left. You usually end up settling for something and then the holidays are a let down.
The 'Oh Crap I forgot' ers are those that LOVE the last minute. Gifts usually aren't bought until Christmas Eve. Some presents are bought on Black Friday but really they don't know what they're looking for anyways so why deal with the crowds. Cards are usually never sent but thought that maybe they will send a Spring family letter. Most of the time if you are one of these guys you will forget that one person on your list and head out to the store at 8pm Christmas Eve. You know what the stress with last minute is but add the parties and there is no time to relax.
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