I love buying a little something special for people I care about. I really love giving somebody a treat when they least expect it. I don't, however, enjoy frantic overspending, thoughtless consumption and stress. There. I said it.
I was going to share this a week ago and wrote it and then erased it. You can tell I have conflicted feelings about it. I grew up with pretty frenzied large holidays. I will admit that as a kid on many levels I loved it. But it also left me feeling unsatisfied and confused, too. Weird? And now as an adult I feel like I have to live up to the craziness for certain reasons (read: there are still people close to me who enjoy the mania.)
When I was looking for funny images to depict the frantic shopping holiday experience I found this. Ew. Shopping for what, Nits?