Is there anyone with me on this campaign?
Many years ago, after suffering years of horrid tacky presents from those that were my MIL & Sisters in law,(it got so bad that exdh and I would draw lots as to who had to unwrap them) while I was still with now exdh, I plucked up courage to suggest that we only bought presents for the children.
Went down like a lead balloon the first year, but thank god it put a stop to the awful jumpers and cuddly toys/stupid novelty items.
Why is it that some of us spend time (and money) looking for and buying things for our nearest and dearest that they neither want or need?
I was talking to a friend this evening who was all of a doo dah over what to buy for her sisters, who are 48 and 46 years old!
Please, can't we all just cut the crap and make Christmas a time for relaxing, enjoying what we have and leave it there?
The pressure to have the "perfect" Christmas is ridiculous, and I feel truly sorry for those (especially those doing it for the first time) that see all the adverts.
Sorry, have ranted.
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