online-shopIt feels like a cyber assault these last couple of days every time I signed into my email account and find countless, screaming offers for CYBER MONDAY DEALS! BIG DISCOUNTS! FREE SHIPPING! ONE-OF-A KIND SAVINGS!  Whoa. How much online Christmas shopping can one person handle?

As it turns out – quite a lot. But I have news for those Cyber Monday/online shopping marketers: I am all  done with my Christmas shopping. Not to brag, but let me repeat that: I’ve finished shopping for all the Christmas 2013 gifts on my list.  Every bit of my shopping was accomplished online with the last gift ordered several days before Cyber Monday dawned.

I used to Christmas shop at the local malls, enjoying the festive decorations and the piped-in holiday music. I’d even stop and watch all the excited childre