I buy presents all year long. This year I lost the presents I bought. Last minute shopping to fix the oops. I felt like I failed. Until the grandkids opened them and were delighted with the substitute gifts. My sister posted a reminder. https://theprojectbyjudy.wordpress.com/2015/12/20/a-reminder-from-last-year/
I can't mess up Christmas because it is not about me. Tree still has one string of lights. Presents were given to grandkids so that they can enjoy going to other grandparents on Christmas day. A friend joked with me that I had a 'non-compete rule.' I am blessed with seeing the kids that live close by on a regular basis. I enjoyed wonderful food, great company, and a Merry Christmas feeling.