|I think that's true. I spend about the same, even if it means I go into debt.
||[Aug. 23rd, 2006|02:12 pm]
Optical illusion thingy
Statistics show that people with high, medium and low income groups spend about teh same anmunt on Christmas/Hannukah (etc) gifts.
Whoa . . . there should be a warning on that for people with epilepsy; I can only imagine how that would trigger my brother . . . I'm just dizzy now . . .
So then, I am either way too cheap or living well beyond my means.
What ever happened to the days when kids went nuts over getting an orange in their stocking? Or a shiny new penny?
Those days went away when advertising became big.
And possibly before that.
Were those days in your lifetime? Because they weren't in mine.
Nope. But, I read about them in the mountain loads of new books that I got every year for Christmas.
I remember when I read the Little House on the Prairie series I felt so bad for Laura when they described Christmas. I was like, "Who wants an orange for Chrismas? Lame."
Yeah, there is that. *nod*
wow. and I thought I spent very little in Christmas, but to know that richer people spend the same amount is crazy
hmmm... :shakes head: it is probably because the gifts themselves have gone up in value and kids are no longer happy with the second hand gifts... everyone wants to one-up last year with decor and parties and gifts... nothing is about sharing happiness and love.
it is ridiculous.
There's a variety of course, I think.
I know personally I spend a ton at Christmas, but I rarely buy something unless there's some sort of sentimental thing.. (unless it's ultra cute. I buy the kidsin my extended family something that I know is important to them, or was to me as a kid.. and then cute stuff. lol. )
Ok, I got it now, lol. Slow bus for me.