I love Christmas. I love the music, the lights, the parties, the decorations, shopping, everything. I love that Christmasy feeling, anticipation and excitment. I love it all. But there has always been one thing that has really bugged me.
Not all of them. There are some really great ones out there that warm my heart and give me the fuzzies. But there is one particularly this year that drive me nuts.
I think its for Kay jewellers. You know the 'every kiss begins with kay' company? Well they have one this year and the wife pins an ad for a very expensive bracelet (like $1200) on the fridge as a "hint" for her husband. When the husband comes upon it, he simply laughs and says,"Gotta love a woman who knows what she wants!"
SERIOUSLY? Are there really people out there asking for $1200 Christmas presents? And are there people actually buying them? Maybe I was just brought up very differently then alot of people, but I didn't think that was normal. My family does gifts, but on a budget. A budget that no where nears $1200 for one person. Some of the things advertised on tv as 'Christmas' gifts just seem so unbelievably excessive to me.
Its fun to give and to recieve. And its fun to buy someone something theyve wanted for a while and wouldnt normally buy themselves. But for some reason I think the word Christmas sends people into a buying frenzy and causes them to forget reality. Thats not what Christmas means. Break it down people. The first part of the word: Christ. The whole reason for this holiday.
In all our Christmas excitment lets not forget the real reason for the season.