I’m feeling pretty bah humbug this year. I’m tired, broke and grouchier about the weather than usual. The holiday season feels less like a joyful opportunity to reconnect and more like a train wreck of social, family and financial obligations.
Here’s my ABC guide to what I would like to get this Christmas:
Art: It’s my poorly advertised ambition to fill my house with beautiful artwork. In the past year, I’ve received gorgeous pieces from Molly Tomlinson, Nica Davidov and Rachel Silber. You who are artists, or inclined to shop for art: keep me in mind. I’m easy to please and a very appreciative audience.
Babysitting: Last year, Martin arranged a year’s worth of monthly dates for us with friends offering babysitting credits. This was THE BEST THING EVER. I would cheerfully take it again. And again. This is a great gift for me, and probably ever other parent.
Charity: I have a guest post up on Get Rich Slowly today about the value and importance of charitable giving. If you’re interested in giving on my behalf, or anyone else’s, check out Rowan’s terrific guide to charitable gift programs.