Once the calendar turned to the first day of November it seems we’ve been bombarded with advertisements for Christmas in print, radio and television. For those of us without the funds to actually spend money on presents and frivolous trinkets, Christmas planning should have started back in July. However, I must admit, I rarely think about the holiday as a gift giving gathering. In fact, to us anyway, it is much more about spending time with family and friends.
Honestly I wish we were able to buy gifts for loved ones. It would be nice not to worry about if we will have enough money to pay the bills next month or if our bank account will run out right when we need to put gas in our cars to get to and from work. But alas, such is life. Hills and valleys. Lows and highs. I just hope our low valley slump we’ve been in for the last three years hits an uphill stride soon.
And so with that being said I’m thinking another low-key Christmas will be in order. After all, what good is a recession if people start spending money again?