The photo is our Thanksgiving centrepiece. A gingerbread kit from Trader Joe’s that The Husband put together while I put together the meal. It’s looking a little rough around the edges since H and N had to give it a taste. It was determined to be a good centrepiece but not a tasty treat.
Today is Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. How about a quiz to get us through the craziness.
- Do you shop the sales on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and/or Cyber Monday? What is your favorite way to shop?
- Have you started your gift shopping/crafting?
- Are you one of those people who has all your gifts wrapped and ready to go early? Are you a last minute shopper and final moments crafter?
- Do you have a tale from shopping trips past that you wish to share?
Here are my answers.
- I will pass on the Black Friday shopping. I’m not a fan of huge crowds or excess traffic. In the past I have shopped on Small Business Saturday. We have a small secondhand bookstore in town that has along with the books a selection of locally made crafts. They are the one place I’d go. My preferred way to shop is online. Though I do enjoy a morning spent at Target and will get one in before the stores become unbearable.
- As I’ve said in the past I don’t knit gifts for Christmas. I don’t like the pressure. I will gift something at other times of the year though. That being said, I haven’t started my shopping yet. There is a list of gift ideas started and I’ve asked H and N to give me a list of things they’d like.
- I am someone who gets most of their shopping done by early December but then I procrastinate wrapping. It all gets done before the big day but there tends to be a rush at the end.
- My bad shopping experience: My mother and I were shopping about 8 or so years ago. We picked out a half dozen or so gifts each and headed to the checkout. Upon arriving we discovered that the cash registers weren’t working and they didn’t know when they’d be working. We left our carts and headed to another store to start over. It was frustrating but once we’d picked out and purchased replacement gifts we were able to laugh about it.