The Holiday Scramble
Published on December 24, 2011 by Sara Foss

In my column over at the DG, I write about the hectic Christmas season, again.

Here's an excerpt:

"As usual, I’m struggling to find time to go Christmas shopping or write Christmas cards.

It’s Wednesday as I type this, and I’ve only written about half of my Christmas cards and purchased just two presents. Since this happens every year I’m fairly confident I’ll get everything done, but that doesn’t make my 11th-hour frenzy of shopping and writing any less stressful.

But it does focus the mind.

Every time I sit down to write a card, I think about the person I’m writing to and the reasons they’re still in my life. The same is true of buying gifts. Each purchase makes me consider the recipient, their likes and dislikes, and my desire to give them something they’ll appreciate. Both activities provide an opportunity to renew relationships and reinforce bonds. Many of my cards suggest getting together in the coming year, and I’m always deadly serious."

Click here to read the whole thing.

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