Tis the Season!
I did my part for the economy and went shopping last Saturday. We found the stores somewhat more busy, but not bustling. Having worked 20+ years in retail, and most in mgmt, I can tell you it wasn’t busy enough. What I found was more bargains, more offers of % off, more offers of free shipping online, and more retailers eager to have my business.
We are spending about the same as previous years and using cash.
I’m trying hard to keep my faith a larger part of Christmas. I have children, and I struggle to teach them that it’s not all about receiving gifts, but just as much about giving, and recalling the reason we are really in this season.