Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year.
Well is it though? Because I find it quite opposite.
Over the years, Christmas has only become more and more commercial. Lets face it. We are all competing against each other, trying to outdo one another with the better gift. I mean, I’m guilty.
Rushing through malls, blowing through money like its growing on trees, arguing with people in stores. Sounds cheerful right?
My definition of Christmas… Let me define it for you: Kris Jenner’s annual Christmas bash that I’ll never get invited too, the rich kids in Dubai getting new Lamborghinis, and Victoria Secret models posting on instagram.
Christmas lost its magical touch. And we all know it.
It’s become more of a hassle than anything else.
Giving back to the community and volunteering is what people don’t see anymore. We think spending more and more money on each other is going to create something for the greater good when reality its just numbers out of our pocket books.
I don’t mean to be a grinch.
Yes, giving is important and I’m not saying to not give. I’m saying it’s a little out of proportion, wouldn’t you think?
I mean, this year alone the average American will spend $700 on holiday gifts this year, totaling more than $465 billion.
The stats are only getting higher with an increase of 4.1 percent from last year Americans plan to spend an average of $1,007.24, versus last year ($967.13).
We are only going to continue to spend more and more money. It’s been an increasing trend for years.
Question is, When will this stop…will there be a decrease in spending in future years to come?
Sure doesn’t look like it.