The Holiday Rush

by Frank

Snowman with a giftI don’t know if you are anything like me but I am the type of person who finishes their Christmas shopping the night before Christmas. There is just something about being one of the frantic people running around trying to buy last minute gifts when everything you want to buy is no longer in stock. The people on my list never seem to get exactly what they want. I do though always get them a close variation of what they are looking for. 🙂

Christmas shopping during the month of December can be tough, really tough. Between the crowds, the parking, the lines, and the rude staff that is overworked and underpaid, there are many reasons to shop any other time of year. If I had a choice I would prefer not to get in a pulling match with a 65 year old lady who wants the last Tickle Me Elmo.

So this week the writers of A Spark Starts will be sharing with you some tips to help you get your last minute shopping done without the police being involved.  We call it Surviving Christmas Shopping. We will be telling stories about our own experiences and also the things we have learned from them. We will do this just in time for you to go out and buy the gift for the person who just doesn’t know exactly what they want for Christmas this year.