Thursday, December 15, 2011
'Tis The Season
It's a grey, blustering, unseasonably warm day in Montreal today. I've set aside a good portion of today for gift wrapping.
While I love shopping downtown at night to enjoy all the glitter and glam of Christmas decorations, have to admit that this year I did a lot of my shopping online. It's so easy to click that little "Add To Cart" button and wait for the goods to be delivered. Is it just me or are the shipping fees becoming astronomical?!!! One purchase I made online was for about $60, and then I learn that the shipping charges are $70!!! Hmmm - don't think so ... From New York to Montreal is not that far even if you do cross a border!
The above image was created in Photoshop from a street photograph taken in late summer, in daylight. With the addition of one of my textures and some digital processing I tried to make it look like a nighttime Christmas shopping scene ... Hope you like it.
How do you acquire the gifts you want to give at Christmas? Do you make your own? Do you brave the traffic and crowds to shop in stores? Do you let your fingers do the shopping on your keyboard? A combination of all of the above? However you proceed, may your holiday gift preparations be as stress-free and joyful as is possible. :)
If you find yourself feeling a little blue or melancholy during the holiday season, please download my free digital poster file "Strategies To Defeat Depression". Just click on the image on my sidebar and you will link up with the post offering the download.