Giving less gifts this Christmas is triggering my anxiety

This Christmas I decided to scale back on gift giving and over spending on Holiday experiences.  After finishing all the wrapping,  I saw the amount of gifts I had and it triggered a panic attack.  I am not kidding here, I know it sounds absurd but not giving a lot of gifts this year triggered an anxiety shock inside of me.  I quickly went on Amazon to buy a few more gifts to ease my alarming nerves.  I know that last sentence sounds obnoxious but it’s true.  My love language for showing love is gift giving.  So I show my love by giving the people I love multiple gifts.  The more gifts I buy, the more love I am showing you.  So when I only saw a few wrapped gifts, I panicked because I didn’t want to disappoint any of my loved ones.  I didn’t want them to think I stopped caring about them.  This is how my mind works as a hoarder.  I attach an extreme value to ordinary items.  In this video I share more in depth on my mini Christmas melt down:

No More Overspending: ReGift, Craft and DIY Wreath Christmas Presents

In my last post I shared with you how I used to spend $3,000 on Christmas.  That money sucking tradition is over.  I really don’t want to do that again this year.  Since I have so many nice new things in all my storage bins, I decided to do some regifting and make some crafts for gifts.  A friend of mine gave me the idea that she was making gifts this Christmas.  So I decided I would do the same things since I have an obnoxious amount of craft supplies on hand.  Bonus it helps me follow my number 1 rule of “I need more things going out of my house than coming in!”  As I was going through my craft supply bins, I found wreath wire, burlap ribbon, buffalo plaid ribbon and Christmas picks.  I had bought them all at deep clearance last year.  I made a beautiful burlap Christmas wreath for my Ladies Cookie Tasting and White Elephant Party for free!  Well, sort of free, from money spent last year!  In the video link below I shared a few regifting treasures and made a personalized Martini Shaker and Glass set for another girl’s Christmas dinner.