I bought my first Christmas present two weeks ago. I don’t know if I was expecting to not be employed that time of year or what, but I feel pretty good about spending that $4.98 from the Target clearance shelf right about now. So, now I’m in the spirit. Yes, I’m one of those people.
I’ve decided that, once again, I’m not going to decorate at all, except for my 12″ Christmas tree, that will be without decorations this year, because I’m quite certain someone may have ate them. I’m kind of in love with LED Christmas lights now, though.
As a kid, I remember how frustrated my dad used to get when an entire strand of Christmas lights wouldn’t work and he had to go through every single light in the five billion foot long strand just to find out which bad bulb was causing the entire string of lights to not work. And think of how much electricity it would save, which is kind of important when it comes to my electric bill this time of year.
I just finished reading an article about how to make Christmas more friendly to the environment (or something along those lines) and I think I’m gonna try to adhere to some of them. They’re easy enough – use newspaper as wrapping paper, sign your name on the gift instead of buying a card that will just wind up in a landfill, use biodegradable packing material (newspaper or popcorn) instead of all that Styrofoam crap.
Hey, Al Gore won a Nobel Peace Prize for all his environment saving stuff; I gotta start somewhere.