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Great article! This is the way I shop for Christmas. I am creative with my gifts. I take something simple and inexpensive and make it nice. I never thought it was necessary for people to feel pressured to spend a lot of money on everybody. Christmas can be the best time of the year, even on a budget. It's all about getting together and having fun!
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Thanks, good article. I shop all year round for Christmas because that is the best way to get deals. I often find items marked way below the regular price. Getting creative with the packaging is fun too.
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