Christmas Shopping

Hi and Lois Sunday page, December 20, 1998.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, December 20, 1998.

How many shopping days until Christmas? Who is counting?

At this time of the year we explore all the traditional activities of the season in Hi and Lois – buying gifts, sending cards, selecting a tree, decorating the house, singing carols, cooking food, exchanging presents, celebrating the holiday and searching for inspiration.
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Cash for Christmas

Hi and Lois Sunday page, December 11, 2005,

Hi and Lois Sunday page, December 11, 2005,

Thirsty always takes the easy way out when it comes to his responsibilities. But his solution to shopping efficiently is actually not a bad idea.

Many people, particularly teenagers, prefer to get money for Christmas. Gift cards are an option when a shopper has no idea what to give, or runs out of time. But these come with the obligation of having to make a purchase at a particular store or site. The problem is, giving cash conveys the message that not much thought went into the gift. No one wants to be perceived as a lazy present-giver.
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