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View Poll Results: Do you do the majority of your Christmas shopping online or in stores?
in stores 10 31.25%
online 3 9.38%
both in stores and online 16 50.00%
neither...I'm making everything homemade 0 0%
bah humbug! I'm not buying presents but I want to take part in this poll 3 9.38%
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:17 AM
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Do you do the majority of your Christmas shopping online or in stores?

Do you buy the majority of your presents online or in stores?

Anyone who has been to a store shopping lately knows that it's starting to get crazy out there! There really is something to be said about shopping online in the comfort of your home!

I've done 75% of my shopping in stores this year but some of the super important, gotta-have-it stuff, I ordered online. ...and then there's my dh who wants everything "in hand" right now. (rolling eyes lol!)


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Old 12-10-2009, 10:30 AM
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Both in store and online...mostly online this year as I can't tolerate the cold weather like I used

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Old 12-10-2009, 02:17 PM
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What I have done has been in the stores and any that I do now will be. Ooops! forgot ordered 2 from a catalog and may be ordering a couple more via catalog
I will take what I am served knowing someone out there is being served MUCH less
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:32 PM
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None applied, ,mine was home made and shops and it's all done!

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Old 12-11-2009, 03:56 AM
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All of my Christmas shopping this year was done in stores.......I got some very good deals....
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:40 AM
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I window shop online - and only purchase from there when "gift lists" messages get fouled up from long-distance family. Otherwise I have been shopping local for gifts and supplies for homemade gifts. An example is a friend collects snow people, so I bought a special silly one here in town, and proceeded to hand craft one from a craft glass ornament (the decorate your own kind)... I might even take three of the smaller ornaments and make a snowman out of it before New years!.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:34 AM
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We no longer exchange gifts. Our family has grown to such proportions that between birthdays, anniversaries & CHRISTmas that with our limited health & finances we can't stretch things out far enough to cover it all. So we all share the CHRISTmas celebrations with the love that is sybolized by the season. We have 7 kids (6 married), 23 grandkids (almost all married) and 17 great grandbabies. My precious DH has COPD and I've just recently been having some health problems, so we made an agreement with everyone that what we can spend we will donate to the missions ministry at church and none of them are to gift us with material things. Our greatest gifts from and to each is the love we share and to do what each of us can to help spread the gospel.
A number of people have told us that they just don't understand how we could not give material gifts at CHRISTmas. We give our love, prayers & time to all of those we love and share with them the story of the gift that God gave us when He sent His Son to give the greatest gift that any one could ever receive. So we really don't have the Bah Humbug attitude, we just share in a way that is different than the worlds' perception of the season.
Sorry. I really didn't mean to write a book and I don't mean to sound like I have anything against those that celebrate differently than we do. God gave each of us the freedom of choice and I respect that.
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:00 PM
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Jole Blond, sounds like a good way to celebrate Christmas.

I shop in stores and I don't buy for everybody in the whole family. Just can't do it.

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Old 12-13-2009, 06:31 PM
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I have had to pare down my list of who to buy for too. I want to bake some cookies to take to church for my family there. Fortunately we are a very small congregation.
Jole I think your way of celebrating is beautiful. The heck with what anyone thinks. I go to church Christmas Day as well as New Years Day. Merry Christmas to you and all
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:57 AM
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JoleBlond, that is really great in my opinion. I have four children, three of which are adult, one 15 at home , also 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, and it has gotten very costly. I have had to buy during the year, some of the kids have even just asked asked for "some of your cookies, grandma..." I do like to decorate indoors, more so than outdoors, but I had done online shopping the past two years of things that I previously checked out in stores, as almost all stores will have some good buys as Christmas nears, and so many offer free shipping , which is where a lot of the cost comes in. I even bought my son's school shirts and jeans this same way and paid under 5 dollars for shirts that were around $17-$24 and with free shipping, so I had everything very early! This is also how I was able to get my nearing teens grandson's gifts this Christmas, then was able to get them a little extra, some cologne as they have gotten to that age and want to smell good
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