Wish everyone a safe and sparkling holiday season and year 2016
It's always not a bad idea for sharing gifts that you might not need but someone wants them on the other hand.
As we talk about this every Christmas, shouldn't we spend the time for shopping, or knowing the purpose of it like helping out those in need. Our family sometimes organize things and donate them to charities. But it's not for this year, once.
I personally don't mind what kind of gifts I might get on Christmas. I only buy gifts for my closest friends and family. So I don't overspend on holidays. But it might definitely apply to adults, like my older cousins who always overspend on electronics.
The Christmas holiday has just passed it went as other normal day to me. I didn't really feel a strong holiday atmosphere this year. That's probably because our world has more or less changed and has less emphasis on seasonal or religious traditions.
Once I thought the question is about spending time on the holiday, at first I don't think it's wise to spend days after days on games. I would spend the time with my family to do some things which we aren't able to do on other days. We have gone out of town to visit our relatives. However we didn't really spend alot on buying Christmas presents, only got some for our really closest friends and family members.
We didn't do much or get many things for this year. It's just a short break, nothing really special you could do. We used to go out of town but not for this year though. The mood surrounding us is drastically desolate.
Our spending on many things are just totally cut down. We didn't even hold a party on Christmas so didn't invite our friends coming over.
I guess once most of us need to prepare for the finals, there haven't been many responses for this thread.
For me didn't do much at all for this year's break. I assume probably everyone has been buckling up. For this year, I am a bit dim on seeing any changes. Hope it isn't. A few of my family's friends from AB have been planning to move out of the province, a few are going back to BC. They say the present day's economic downturn is different to those ones in 2000s, 90s and late 80s. Because it's more than oil & gas market.
I didn't spend much over the holidays, just had a party with a few close friends. It isn't special for the boxing day shopping, not many nice deals. A few things are even sold overpriced than on regular days.
I am not sure if everybody agrees - we are loosing the holiday traditions, so the whole mood is dull. People more or less only care about buying after buying unnecessary things.