Christmas should be about spending time with family and friends. And watching marathons of 1970’s-era Christmas cartoons while trimming the tree.
But it isn't. It’s about spending money. On presents. For other people.
There’s a palpable dilemma in shopping for others. Christmas does a poor job of “matching products with users.” But giving cash is a cop-out. Giftcards say, “I gave up.” A fleece jacket means “I didn't even try; maybe next year will be different.”
So why bother?
This isn't a post about Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Presents for the Holidays. It’s a post about spending money on yourself this Christmas.
Need a gentle nudge to get the ideas flowing?