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Do You Include Yourself in Your Christmas Shopping?

The heart wants what the heart wants.

man is happy to be buying a new Swatch watch
Salesman tells guy that this watch will change his life -- or at least tell the time

It's very likely that we all have at least a secret Christmas list for Santa. Presents for us. And  that it includes one or 2 things that we feel sure will make a dramatic change in our life. Or is that just me? :)

Something we yearn for holds potential for the future. It might make us feel so different that it brings new changes or new opportunities. It takes away any feeling that Christmas could be disappointing...

It's often technological, always great-looking, and isn't usually intangible. But it includes a lot of our hopes and dreams, and so it deserves to be under the Christmas tree, along with all of the other presents.

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The New York Times writes about "self-gifting" as a real economic force now in holiday shopping. Speaking about makeup and holiday promotions, one analyst said:

“Really,” he said, “how many people are you going to give lipstick?”

The NYT isn't judging you, and neither will Santa. Find that perfect gift that speaks to you, or tells perfect time.

Here's another very Christmassy cartoon that will also put you in the mood. 


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All Rights Reserved. Content including cartoon © Donna Barstow 2013...and 2014!

Cartoonist Donna Barstow's work has appeared in publications including The New Yorker, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, among many others.

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