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    the true cost of christmas

    £112!!!!!! Is what it cost to send 3 packages, whose combined total cost of purchase was less than £60!!!
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    I hear ya, Raven. I'm sure, though, that the recipients of your packages will be happy that you sent them.

    I have a problem, however, with folks interchanging the term "Christmas" with "gifts". For example, when I hear folks say, "We won't have a good Christmas this year" because there won't be alot of gifts under the tree.

    What is the true cost of Christmas? The change of our daily routine? Visiting folks we usually hardly see? Feeling bad because we can't afford to buy everyone a fabulous gift?

    Let us remember that Christmas is just another annual holiday. It can be a beautiful celebration with family and friends. The decorations, the music, the gifts, are the "icing on the cake." The wonderful extras. But they are optional. They are not required to have a wonderful and meaningful Christmas. Sharing special moments with others.......that's Christmas. IMO
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    Re: the true cost of christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven View Post
    £112!!!!!! Is what it cost to send 3 packages, whose combined total cost of purchase was less than £60!!!
    oh am with you there! When sending gifts to the UK each year, it costs us more than the gifts did!

    couldn't sent gift certificates either......don't have same stores there where I had to send them to!

    If we sent a cheque, it costs them more to cash it!

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    Do what i do, send nothing to nobody this Christmas, bah humbug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barman View Post
    Do what i do, send nothing to nobody this Christmas, bah humbug.
    That's what I do. I tell everyone to get me nothing because I'm giving nothing. So they give me stuff anyway. Why? To make me feel guilty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barman View Post
    Do what i do, send nothing to nobody this Christmas, bah humbug.
    we did with the adults this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odie View Post
    we did with the adults this year!

    ...and you a Santa.....tut tut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoppy View Post
    That's what I do. I tell everyone to get me nothing because I'm giving nothing. So they give me stuff anyway. Why? To make me feel guilty?
    Tell em all to bugger off, say if you send me anything i will burn it, cards included.

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    Re: the true cost of christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven View Post
    £112!!!!!! Is what it cost to send 3 packages, whose combined total cost of purchase was less than £60!!!
    When I'm buying for someone in, for example, the US, I get it from a local US retailer. It's a quicker delivery too. I agree you don't get to see what you're buying and if it's silk delicates you might not get what you were hoping for.
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    ...and you a Santa.....tut tut.
    me Santa? never!

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