If Black Friday wasn't enough to lure us to open wallets we're enticed to shop in front of the computer the Monday after. I admit, there's a few layering deals at Kohl's I'm taking advantage of. Still, I'm trying to do that whole more heart in Christmas and online image's aren't doing it!
I fear I'm just as sucked into the commercialism as other years. We still did the name draw on both sides of the family. I've got lists of ideas from a few young family members, with an eye dripping price point. My nephew's almost 16 and has very specific snowboard/skateboard styles and brands he prefers. Cash may be king again for him. We're doing a group gift for my mother-in-law but I need a few items from us to go under the tree.
I need to remember my promise to myself. Showing people appreciation shouldn't just be by volume of gifts and oru e points. No one really is keeping score, at least I like to think. I still want the items to be liked and used. I still want to shop local, so am not planning to do much today. But, like a siren to sailer's far from home, cyber Monday deals will try and call me and lure me off course.