Three wise men came bearing gifts…

Procrastination is one of my lesser attributes. Procrastinating about Christmas shopping, unfortunately, is part of that attribute.

Procrastination is one of my lesser attributes.

Procrastinating about Christmas shopping, unfortunately, is part of that attribute.

Here’s one area where technology and the 21st century has facilitated the task. We can go online and order gifts, have them wrapped and sent — a perfect solution for any out-of-town or province people on your list — yet I don’t take the bait.

There was also ample opportunity with the craft fairs in our area that had some great choices for gifts. But I always think, ‘there’s still time…’

When I hear friends boasting that they’ve already done their Christmas shopping by November, I can’t roll my eyes far enough back in my head. “What, Christmas is still nearly two months away,” I stammer.

And so the weeks slip by until there it is, looking me in the face – the week before Christmas and I haven’t started my shopping.

Then, when Dec. 24 arrives on the doorstep, I am filled with remorse for the shopping I haven’t done.

It wasn’t always like that, I remember times when I was out there with the other happy shoppers, and in some cases way ahead of the game as I also use to hand make my own cards and quite a few gifts.

It was a good feeling to wrap presents before Christmas and have them waiting to be opened.

I guess for me it started to change when gift-giving got out of proportion. Or maybe it was in my own eyes that the commercialism began to override what we really celebrate at Christmas.

Three wise men came bearing gifts from afar for a special little boy. Noël, Noël, Noël.

So there you have it. Bearing gifts. Maybe I’ve become a little ‘bah humbug’ with age. I may have to eat my words and get out there before it’s too late!

— editor@lakecowichangazette.com

 

 

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