On this day of family and gift giving, I wish you love and happiness.
And for all you parents who were up until 2 A.M., wrapping gifts, assembling toys and putting the last touches on today’s festivities, I wish you a boatload of caffeine. (Although I will point out that a benefit of used toys is that they’re already assembled. )
And for those of you who had to work today, I wish you a paycheck rich with overtime pay.
For all of you non-consumers, I wish for your thrifted and handmade gifts to be accepted with the same graciousness and excitement as those purchased at the mall.
And for all of you childless people who went to bed at a reasonable hour and then got to sleep until you were no longer tired, I wish you the good sense to keep that information to yourself.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”