I am doing a happy dance! :bouncy: I am FINISHED with ALL of my Christmas shopping! Know what's even better? For the first year ever, at least since I got out of school, I did not charge any of it on a credit card! I actually saved the money and stayed within my budget. :dance: Everyone involved is getting some Very Nice Gifts, too. Some are handmade, some are just perfect for what they need and like, most are going to be a complete surprise. Now I can relax and enjoy the season! That's a first for me too, being done this early! I usually hate Christmas because I'm slogging it out in the stores up till the last few days. This is also the first year my kids really "get it" about what Christmas is about. My 8 yo son still believes in Santa...at least he says so. My 10 yo found out two years ago, but this year with all the charity projects we've done (angel tree gifts, helping at a free store/food bank) she put it together that THAT was Santa. She said something to me about how when parents put gifts under the tree and say they're from Santa, it's a way of giving anonymously. When you give a gift most of the time people know it's from you and can thank you. With Santa gifts, it's just pure giving. Sniff! :Bawling: She's so sweet! Plus we're active in church now and they'll be doing the Christmas pageant. It's going to be a wonderful Christmas!