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Oh my. It appears I did it again. Once again I need to clarify yesterdays post. I really didn't think about what I wrote but it appears that we have lots of blog partiers who are going to make the naughty list. Hide the Pickle is a German tradition that Mark's family passed down. There is a pickle ornament (and NO not a real pickle) that one person hides in the tree. The first person to find it wins a small prize. It is a family orient tradition, not a family making tradition. - LOL! I should have explained it like Sandy did.
Now for today's question: When do you start Christmas shopping? How do you budget for Christmas? Do you stick to your budget?
I usually start shopping in November. I'm not one of those people who could buy from sales during the year and stock the stuff away. I would never remember a) that I bought something and b) where I hid it.
Budget? What's that even mean? Well, I try. I try real hard but inevitably we (including my husband in this) don't usually follow it very well. We say we are going to spend x amount on each family member, but then there is always that one more super cute thing you just have to get them. Maybe we will do better this year. Except there's that electric Barbie car that Morgan wants...