Again..

@saphrina (31739)
South Africa
November 13, 2011 6:19am CST
So everyone is running around to do their shopping and whatnot for christmas again. Ooohhh, its almost christmas. So what? To me that is basically just another day. I don't say don't enjoy it. But till the day we remember what it is really about, it won't have any meaning to me at all. One thing i am not interested is christmas and all that goes with it. I am sure someone will at least agree with me here. People just use christmas as an ecuse to waste money on things they and their loved ones don't really need. So, there, crucify me, but i stand with my statement(feelings) PS: To those who get the time to spend with your loved one,s, do enjoy it though.
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@allknowing (72862)
• India
13 Nov 11
Christmas for me is to spend time with orphans and give them a party which we have been doing for years now.Preparing for this great day starts days before the event. Last year I had 90 of them and each of them got gifts and high tea at a beach resort. It was a day to remember.
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@allknowing (72862)
• India
13 Nov 11
I am impressed suny. I prefer direct charity rather than giving to NGOs. I do not trust priests and nuns and so spend on kids directly. I enjoy spending time with these kids and see their happiness.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
13 Nov 11
Hi sweetie. That is really awesome. Maybe everyone can start doing that then. At least the orphans appreciate it.
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@vandana7 (68985)
• India
14 Nov 11
Hi allknowing - that is sweet. Direct charity has its problems too. The next year they are back at your door step. You may want to give to somebody else the following year. That happens in my case..I too have issues with charity being linked to religion or for that matter, any organization. We've read such bad things about orphanages in last couple of years that I'd hate to be a person who contributed to such organized crime.
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
13 Nov 11
Christmas is my most expensive day all the time. Believe me, thirty thousand is the "smallest amount" i spend during christmas . That's why i need to sell more Leche Plan. Wanna order??
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
13 Nov 11
Gee wizz sweetie. Why so much? Maybe you can skip pressies this year. What is Leche Plan then?
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@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
13 Nov 11
I need to give "this" and "that" to almost everybody. My husbands family and mine. :-( But really and honestly,we are not getting anything from them.EVER About the "leche" I am making and selling Leche plan here in our place to earn more for christmas. So i wont need to use my card again. :-D
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
13 Nov 11
So why give then? They need to understand that money really don't fall from trees sweetie. I will see about this leche thingie thing.
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@Jlyn10 (10919)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 11
I just love Christmas. It's a time where family get together. I guess you don't have to buy such expensive gifts as it's the thought that counts.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
13 Nov 11
So, you will be thinking of getting me something sweetie? Kidding. As long as you have fun and not spend to much. People don't care about the thought actually, they care more about the cost of the gifts. Waste of money if you ask me.
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@Jlyn10 (10919)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 11
Nope, I'm planning on making my own gifts this year. I'm gonna cross-stitch some bookmarks. I'm not worried about whether they like my gifts or not, so long as I'm giving it from my heart, that's all that matters. People shouldn't be greedy on Christmas Day. How about I design your name for you as a gift?
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
13 Nov 11
Well, at least you do it from the heart sweetie. People will always be greddy. Okay, if you want to design my name, hell knock yourself out.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
13 Nov 11
maybe the Christmas is a good moment to share with share your money , share your time with our beloved ones i guess it is worth to waste some money to get enjoy it is once in a year
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
13 Nov 11
I don't mind sharing sweetie. I just don't like people who are hypocrites.
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@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
14 Nov 11
umm..i don't mind with the hypocrites as long as i am not too naive to believe that is true
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
14 Nov 11
I am sure you ain't that naive sweetie.
@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
13 Nov 11
Hi Saphrina an exuse to waste money At least they have a reason this time Personally, I 100% agree with you. Today almost everything is gone monetary and we have forgotten all abut spending time together... But hey wait... the last year we did spend much time together here at MyLot and I look forward to same this year
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
14 Nov 11
We will see what happens this year sweetie. Hopefully it will be more fun.
@urbandekay (18312)
13 Nov 11
Aye, devoid of its Christian meaning, it has become a festival of greed all the best urban
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
13 Nov 11
For once we actually agree on something. Ain't that something, sweetie?
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@topffer (36627)
• Singapore, Singapore
13 Nov 11
I have no family/children -- I am old enough to be an orphan --, but I can't say that Christmas is just another day. My house is near a church, but I visit it 3 times a year only, and I never miss the midnight mass : it is an occasion to remember that if I am no more practicing, I am still a Christian. I am not rich, but I give a few money in December to associations helping homeless people : it is an occasion to remember that some persons are less favored than myself. It is against my principles to crucify, and you don't deserve a cross because you dislike Christmas. I like the illuminations in the town, but not at all the business around Christmas.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
13 Nov 11
You go to church only 3 times a year sweetie? What the hell do you do the rest of the year as it is basically next door? I do believe, but i am not a christian. Don't ask, i tend to confuse people when i start to explain it. I ain't rich either, but i do try to give sometimes, if i remember that is.
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• Philippines
13 Nov 11
Yes of course. Most of my time, I enjoyed being with my love ones especially Christmas is coming, we will having a get together with my family together with my relatives.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
13 Nov 11
As long as you enjoy it with your family sweetie, without killing yourself with spending that is.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
13 Nov 11
I do enjoy Christmas and all that goes with it....why? Because of the celebration....and the joy that fills almost everyone's heart. That is why you give gifts...because He also recieved gifts....and gave us the biggest gift of all. It is the most celebrated birthday of anyone in history! Too bad you don't enjoy the season....the loving....the giving.....the joy!
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
13 Nov 11
Hi sweetie. I did enjoy it once a long time ago. Each year it becomes a bad experience to me. But its good to hear that some people actually know what it is still about. Enjoy it.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
13 Nov 11
dear saphy, I don't observe x-mas (as using X) And, I do give presents but not wasting too much money. I do not give expensive gifts sweetheart. Actually, I am starting to make gifts for friends. My very own crafts.... less expense comes from my heart
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
13 Nov 11
Last year I give crochet things...bags and coin purse. This year I am making paper baskets and paper swans for display
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
14 Nov 11
Hi sweetie. Great that you use your own craft to make gifts. I am sure it means than something that is bought and expensive. Have fun.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
dear Hatley, Hahaha, you're really great ma'm Love your sense of humor
@vandana7 (68985)
• India
14 Nov 11
Sometimes you do make sense, but only sometimes.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
14 Nov 11
Did anything of this made sense to you, Vannie?
@vandana7 (68985)
• India
14 Nov 11
Frankly no. But I cant hurt you blondie..
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
14 Nov 11
Why not?
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
I won't disagree with you... but I'm not fully agreeing with you either. Christmas for me isn't just some normal day as it is the only day my whole family could get together. In our case, we are very family oriented so distant relatives and so on are very welcome to celebrate with us during Christmas eve. And of course to commemorate the birth of our Lord and Savior. *Wink.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
14 Nov 11
Hi sweetie. I know the filippinos are far from their families during the year. And i know by now that you are all very family orientated. Anyway, just as long as you enjoy the day with your family and behave yourself, everything's just fine.
• Philippines
15 Nov 11
Behave myself? You really have the idea I can be naughty? (LOL) Yes we are "sweetie"... *Wink. family is something we can never live without. How about you?
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
15 Nov 11
Each one of yus have a naughty streak. Its a human flaw. I can live without my family when push come to shove.
• Philippines
16 Nov 11
hi dear, Christmas is coming and yeah money is much needed so you can buy some stuff for your loved one I hope I will enjoy the Christmas because I don't enjoy it for 2 years now . miss you Dear
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
16 Nov 11
Then you deserve to enjoy it this year sweetie. Smile and have fun, okay. Miss ya too.
• Philippines
16 Nov 11
I will be happy if I will have a few shot of vodka with you for real and we are going to rock the floor
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
17 Nov 11
We will sweetie, just be patient.
• United States
13 Nov 11
Every Christmas since 2005 have been hollow. Why? My mom is gone. When she was alive , I had so much fun. From making my list and planning to shop to the marathron wrapping on 24th! See I would wrap Every gift in the house save my own. But the last Christmas of her life Was perfect! Not only did I get what I wanted but I got to buy everyone everything They wanted. And Yes I believe Christmas is for the treats you want , Not Need. It was perfect! But now , I don't have that much money . It doesn't take all night to wrap gifts. So why I would look forward to Christmas is gone.I know it sounds a little strange for me, A Jew talk about how lovely a Christmas Can be. but my family is Christian so I celebrate both. So I can totally understand not getting excited over it.So what I hope for you is that you have a good day.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
14 Nov 11
Hi sweetie. Losing a parent normally have such an affect on us. I think i will just have a normal and relaxing day. You just have fun and get us some awesomly big steaks.
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• United States
14 Nov 11
Steak! That is a great idea. Steak for Hanukkah/ Christmas dinner! Thanks.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
23 Nov 11
Over here, in Aussie land, we have midnight mass on Christmas Eve. I used to go and sing my heart out and when it was over I was filled with joy and very uplifted. The church is too far away now and I'm unable to drive at night but I can recommend it. Go sing sweety and take some family too if you can. Blessed be and Happy Christmas.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
24 Nov 11
Sounds awesome sweetie. That is one thing i want to experience, but as i cannot sing, i would love to hear others sing though. I wish for you to feel that again and do what makes you happy. Have a great christmas my friend.
@AJsMom (157)
• Philippines
22 Nov 11
This Christmas, I guess I'll be spending lesser than I spent during the past because I wasn't able to save as I used to before. But I don't think I wouldn't enjoy the season without much to spend. Christmas is all about giving and sharing while remembering the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ. It doesn't have to be really extravagant but the thought of being able to give is what matters. But regarding your feelings, it's alright not to spend on Christmas, as long as you remain to be a good person who give and share anytime of the year, it doesn't matter. You are the classical example of a person who make everyday a Christmas day.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
24 Nov 11
Hi sweetie. Well, okay spend a little, thats fine. But do remember that i don't eat turkey or pork. Make me a nice meal and i'm happy.' What time should i be there? I agree though, giving and sharing seem to be the mylotters way, which i find refreshing as here where i live i see those who take all the fun out of this day. Anyway have a great time with your family, that is important.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
17 Nov 11
I respect your statement(feelings) towards Christmas. And I agree that the true meaning of this holiday couldn't be found in the buying of gifts, or the decorating of the house, or the breaking of the budget just to have a celebration. Sometimes people get lost and overdo these things. I admit that I do buy gifts, and put some house decorations, and have a little celebration with my family on Christmas eve/day. But I also make sure that I don't go overboard, and that I try emphasize the true meaning of the day to my kids.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
18 Nov 11
Hi sweetie. As people have children, one would want to treat them in the festive season. Good for you for at least trying to emphasize the true meaning to your kids.
@piya84 (2589)
• India
16 Nov 11
Ohh saphy Why so negative? People need excuse to enjoy life.Christmas is such a special occasion.I am not christian but i still celebrate it.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
16 Nov 11
Old age, i guess sweetie. Or just fed up with everything. Pick your choose.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
14 Nov 11
Yes friend this is necessary to spend time for loved one everyone busy in Christmas festival like some days before the people was busy in Diwali festival.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
14 Nov 11
Hi sweetie. I do try to keep up woth everyones festivals, but i am not winning here at all. Anyway enjoy it though.
@lijoos (346)
• India
14 Nov 11
i am ready for it.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
14 Nov 11
Good to hear sweetie. Have fun.