Christmas Stress

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Christmas Stress

Christmas comes with happiness joyfulness and also stress.

Christmas comes with happiness joyfulness and also stress.

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Christmas comes with happiness joyfulness and also stress.

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Christmas comes with happiness joyfulness and also stress.

Valerie Lugo, Staff Writer

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Candy canes, mistletoe, Christmas trees, Christmas lights, long lines, and crowded stores are all signs that Christmas is almost here. Meaning people are going to start shopping for gifts for their loved ones. Sometimes it can be difficult to buy gifts for certain people. Some people are ready for the holidays vs others that lack preparation and go last minute shopping seem to need a little bit of guidance during this time of year.

Why people are stressed for Christmas shopping:

  1. They don’t make a list of people that they need to buy gifts for.
  2. It may be hard to buy a gift for a specific person.
  3. Most people don’t know how to handle their budget.
  4. Isn’t comparing prices with different stores.
  5. Gets distracted and accidentally starts shopping for them self.

Stressing during the holiday can put a damper on what the holidays are truly about. With  a little planning ahead and saving up money, Christmas shopping can be a blast. There are a few tips on how to relax this gift shopping season.

This is how to help prevent stress during Christmas shopping:

  1. Make a list of the people you want to get gifts for.
  2. Ask people what they want as a gift and don’t make assumptions.
  3. Compare the prices of the same gift at other stores, the recommendation is to look at 3-4 stores.
  4. People should shop for the gifts they need to get rather than their personal expenses.
  5. Bring someone who can help pick out presents. (And make sure that you know they will stop you from getting yourself a gift!)
  6. Throughout the year, have a jar to save up money.

During Christmas, everything seems high spirited. Thinking about gift shopping can be stressful and can seem like Christmas is not so jolly as it should be, but with planning ahead and making a list, it should be less to worry about.

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