... began today - the Christmas Charities Fair at church. We bought some cards, in a rather haphazard way, and some bits of rubbish to put in Christmas stockings.
I have an ambivalent relationship with this. I know its not exactly environmentally friendly to do it. I know its consumerist and speaks volumes about my spirituality (or lack of it).
But there's something quite wonderful about being able to say, those [name of item omitted in a vain attempt to surprise people at Christmas] are really hideous - we must buy them for [name omitted for similar reasons]!