How do you decide which friends get gifts, which friends get cards, and which friends get that Bath and Body Works sack of hand lotion that you have stashed away to regift to someone?
The cheapest, easiest holiday of the year is now officially over. Here’s what it cost me.
Check out Fast Company’s newest comedy sketch featuring the terrible gifts we are likely to receive from our Office Secret Santas this year. (It is very, very familiar.)
Skipping Christmas means having to spend less money *and* less time being stressed. I should be happy.
This year will be the first Christmas since 2007 that I have a job. I have the urge to buy presents for everyone and send out tons of Christmas cards. (The last time I had money, people still mailed cards.)
Like Scrooge, it isn’t that I lack income. It’s that I have already decided where that income needs to go, which means I have to say no to the rest of the holiday experiences around me.
It doesn’t matter how many billions of dollars the retail industry earns this year, if that number is smaller than what it earned last year.
I don’t know what you all baked for Thanksgiving, but I read a BuzzFeed article titled “The Best Pie Is This Cookie Dough Pie Filled With Candy,” and immediately changed all of my Thanksgiving cooking plans.