Every year, come December, a large portion of the world is set ablaze by the joy and terror of Christmas shopping.
We make our lists, we check them 45 times, and then we often procrastinate until the last minute.
Christmas shopping is about finding special gifts for special someones, or perhaps buying gifts for people who you had no idea were going to buy you a gift, and now you feel like a jerk.
Ahhhhh, the magic of Christmas.
All that being said, you may have noticed that today is NOT Christmas. It’s not even almost Christmas—which department stores start to celebrate about mid-September these days.
BUT, it is almost half Christmas.
That’s right folks, this Saturday, June 25th, is indeed half Christmas, which is a very special holiday in my house.
Half Christmas, as we celebrate it, is when you buy a few gifts for yourself.
Christmas shopping can be stressful. It’s hard to find the perfect gift and it’s even harder to find it on sale, in stock, and available within an appropriate shipping window. And even when we find the right gift, it’s hard to know if it fully expresses how special someone is to us or how thankful we are to have them in our lives.
Half Christmas shopping is the opposite.
It is never hard for me to pick out a few gifts for myself. I know what I like, I know what I’ve had my eye on, and I know I can return something *without* guilt if it doesn’t turn out the way I hoped.
Half Christmas is about me. It’s about you. It’s about thanking yourself, treating yourself, and celebrating yourself for all the hard work you do.
So it is my hope that you celebrate this year.
Buy that thing you’ve been wanting. Splurge a little. Get yourself something shiny or soft or pretty or powerful. Buy something that makes you want to call your friends and family and say, “look what I got!”
In case you are curious, here are a few things I’ve been considering for my half Christmas.
These shoes from Adidas (which are on major sale!)
These sunglasses from Sunski.
This book about Lost Objects.
And this shear bag (since they are required now at many sports stadiums and concert arenas).
I am wishing you a very merry half Christmas!
Get something fun! You deserve it 😎