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The best Christmas gifts are priceless

December 3, 2013 

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving and Black Friday have come and gone.

Luckily, my family and friends are home safe and sound. They have been Christmas shopping for what seems like days

If I liked shopping maybe I would have been out there with a tent, blanket and ski gear waiting for stores to open trying to get some good deals. That is not my cup of tea. I hate shopping.

What happened to the lengthy Thanksgiving dinner where everyone relaxed and enjoyed the delicious dinner and sat reminiscing and being thankful for all the blessings they received this year?

The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s. It was the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. “Black” refers to stores’ moving from the red to the black because when bookkeeping records were kept by hand, red ink indicated a loss and black a profit.

Is everything a bargain? Maybe not! When it comes to electronics it pays to wait. According to a recent study, the prices of laptops, digital cameras and other electronics drop even lower during the first week of December as retailers scramble to empty the shelves of inventory left over from Black Friday.

Another good idea is if you need a rain-check on an item they run out of, or want to know when something is going on sale, go directly to the store manager.

Better yet, give priceless presents. This is anything that makes the people in your life remember that they’re remembered by you; This is the best gift of all.

Have a comment or column Idea for Pat? Email her at pateudy09@carolina.rr.com.

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