My Kind Of Christmas
by Joan (Cecilia)
(Camberwell, Vic., Australia.)
My 2015 Christmas card (bottom)
-- When do you start shopping for Christmas?
I think it would be about a week before Christmas because my entire family of three generations do not give presents except at home. We do have a bowl at whatever house is hosting tea on Christmas night into which we put anonymous amounts of money as donations for the host family's favourite cause.
-- Do you buy lots of gifts or is your shopping limited (post retirement)?
My shopping is fairly limited, mostly to people who have been very helpful to me during the year: My council house cleaner, the lady who does my shopping, the nurse who coordinates the nursing requirements of the Sisters in retirement. (I am a religious Sister.)
-- Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Yes, especially chocolates or bottles of wine, not that I do not save some for myself.
-- Do you use wrapping paper or gift bags?
What ever is at hand, would be my answer.
-- How many Christmas cards do you mail?
I don't mail more than two for people who have not an email. I am not sure of the number but I sent out my email greetings today.