Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Christmas Lists

Has anyone else ever had the debate about Christmas lists???

Asking for Christmas lists can be helpful. You surely don't want to waste your money and buy something that someone doesn't want. Asking for a Christmas list is just making sure that you get something your loved one actually wants!

On the other hand, some argue that gifts should be from the heart. They say, "You shouldn't need a list!" Also, they say you should know the other person well enough to KNOW what to get for their Christmas!

Me? I'm a list person. If I don't get a list, I feel like I will get my wife the same thing that I got for her last year! And I don't want to be one of those men who get some perfume and a candle for their wife every year for 50 years! I also feel like I am not fashionable enough to keep up with what's current!
Don't get me wrong, I can pick up on a few things that my loved ones want. I'm not a totally insensitive person! I just want to see their eyes light up when they open their gifts. I just want them to receive the best gift possible.

3 comments:

Karen said...

I like lists, too. But with my kids it's really hard; I'm trying to get them to understand that it isn't about how many things they *get*. Sometimes making lists serves to highlight our selfishness, and we don't need any help with that!

Libby said...

I think part of our problem is that we were brought up on lists. I don't even remember the last time our family didn't have a list. So, we've never HAD to think things up on our own.
Yes, I think it's easier to do lists, but in a way I also think it shows you know people well if you don't NEED a list.

Klay Hall said...

unt1I guess the financial growth of our country brought with it things like Christmas lists. My parents didn't get enough to need a list. It was hard times and anything was a blessing. We however have grownup in a materialistic world and with comes lots of wants. I guess you could argue more about the money spent as opposed to the fact that we make lists. At any rate I am with you Franklin, I want a list although I am very successful shopper without one. I tend to be one of those persons that can find a great gift for someone just by wandering around a store for awhile.
Thanks for the encouragement on my blog I appreciate the advice. It is good advice. Tell Tracy we said hello and I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving and I am glad your youth event went well.