Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Red Gingham & Milk Glasses
So my husband and I did something a little unorthodox this year for Christmas. We didn't spend more than $20 on presents for each other. On Christmas morning I gave him a bottle of cologne and he gave me some accessories from H&M. Things we knew the other person would want. But we also gave each other the gift of cold, hard cash. You see, there were plenty of things that we both wanted for Christmas, but we also enjoy the hunt for the perfect after Christmas sale. Not to mention finding all of the things we didn't know we wanted, but then seeing it at the store, falling in love with it, and taking it home with us. Add to that, not having to suffer the guilt of "I just spent a 'crap-load' (technical term...look it up) of money on Christmas and I really shouldn't buy this."
Since Christmas we have enjoyed finding our sales and making our purchases. And I absolutely LOVE coming across something that I didn't know I was looking for, and then WHAM! its there & its on sale!! For instance, I found these milk glasses at Home Goods today clearanced to $1 each! My mother-in-law has very similar glasses at her house and my kids love to drink milk out of them. This is not something that I would have put on my Christmas list, but I'm so glad I found them. And my red gingham shirt?? LOVE IT!!! I realize its a little bit country, just like my milk glasses, but its just what I wanted. And once again, its not something that I would have put on my list.
So how about you? Have you ever waited for your Christmas presents until after Christmas? Do you enjoy opening presents on Christmas or do you like getting cash?