My favorite part of this season is giving. I love secretly hunting for ideas, plotting and planning for the perfect present. It's the other stuff that I don't enjoy- the worry about finances, the budgeting, the scrimping and scouring for deals. And the battling packed parking lots and elbowing my way through crowds. Even amid all of the admonitions that, "It's the thought that counts!" I somehow, without intending to, felt the pressure to match (or outdo) a loved one's gift.Read the full post ›
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