‘Tis the season to spend money

By Bonnie Clossey
November 19, 2004

Yes, it will soon be that time of the year again. The snow will blanket the earth, families will gather together to celebrate the holiday season and dollar bills will fly out of our wallets quicker than we can put them in there.

The holiday season means different things to different people. To some, it is the time to embrace the religious importance of this time of year. Others enjoy the time off from school or work.

Yet it is becoming increasingly more and more apparent that most people are thinking about just what to buy for those important people in their lives.

Generally speaking, college students’ wallets are not usually overflowing with extra money. However, we still recognize that it is important to buy gifts for our families and friends to show our appreciation for them. Many students hold part-time jobs in addition to being a full-time student and it is necessary to be watchful of our spending.

But is the day after Halloween too soon to begin to think about Christmas?

Department stores and other businesses seem to have forgotten the holiday that comes after Halloween and before Christmas. The spotlight that once beamed on congregating together for the Thanksgiving holiday is slowly dimming and we are already hearing Christmas carols in stores and on local radio stations.

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season and the stress that goes along with it is more pressure that we are going to be faced with. This season is filled with joy and beauty, and the focus should be kept on that; not concentrated on the profits department stores and toy stores can make.

I encourage all of you to sit back and enjoy the majesty of the holiday season without all of the added stress. Embrace this time of the year. Fa la la la la la la la.

Posted to the web by Paul Nasella

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