This year’s Christmas shopping has been one of the most enjoyable. D and I were blessed enough this year to be able to pay for Christmas without the use of any credit cards. It was a nice feeling to have Christmas paid for and not to have those bills ready for us at the beginning of the new year. I also did Christmas shopping a little differently. I bought things over a long period of time. I bought things here and there throughout the year and put it aside. Then I took a shopping trip with some good friends and got the majority of the shopping done. Then before December even arrived D and I took a day and finished up the shopping. It was great.