2013 Christmas Spending

Some retailers are concerned about the the fact that there are only 26 shopping days between Black Friday and Christmas day this year. Yet, the National Retail Federation expects Americans to spend even more than they did last year. They estimate that we will spend $602 billion on Christmas gifts and merchandise. That is close to $85 for every person alive on the face of the globe.

It is amazing that at the time of year we set aside to honor Christ’s birth, we can easily be consumed with ourselves.

Source: USA Today, November 29, 2013

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