Shopping at the mall the other day it was clear that Christmas is soon approaching. There was a horse-drawn sleigh, beautiful Christmas decorations and signs all around for the perfect Christmas present. The atmosphere wasn’t all joyful though as the crowds were heavy and it was a challenge wending through the parking lot to find the aisles not cordoned off to protect sleigh traffic.
Just what is it that makes holiday shopping seem so stressful?
1. Bad weather for one thing. When it’s snowing and sleeting and icy cold it is hard to muster up enough Christmas cheer to leave hearth and home where hot coffee and fuzzy slippers make us so comfortable.
2. Traffic is another challenge that can be stressful as we shop. Everyone else is in the same predicament you see. We are forced to share the road with a lot of other exasperated and distracted drivers and shoppers who are frantically trying to finish their Christmas shopping. Finding a spot in the mall parking lot? Let’s just say that this hunt does not usually bring out the best in people. There are rare exceptions and for that we can be thankful.
3. A lack of selection is a major thing. Yes, the store had exactly what you might be looking for – just not in the size you want or the color you need. It could be there hidden on the major discount rack, but honestly, during the Christmas shopping season merchandise becomes picked over and items are usually not put back where they belong. It becomes difficult to find what you are searching for and supplies may be limited as items sell out.
So, what’s to be done? It’s too late to do Christmas shopping in July. You know come to think of it, it’s not Christmas shopping that is so tough, it’s the conditions. And then it all makes sense. If you change the conditions, you change the experience. Online shopping lets you turn from the bad and embrace the good. It simplifies your Christmas shopping so that you can enjoy the beautiful season of Christmas.
It doesn’t matter if you are looking for children’s books or music. You may need Christmas cards, or jewelry or scented bath soap or a board game. Online shopping makes it all so simple. You can find just what you are looking for sipping coffee and wearing fuzzy slippers in the warmth of your home.
The gifts you find at Christian stores like The Printery House not only say you love the person, but that you love Jesus. You may not love the mall this time of year – but shopping online can help you simplify the season so you can remember how much you love to celebrate the birth of Christ. Take some advice and put your feet up and do a little Christmas shopping at The Printery House. It’s so wonderfully simple that way.