Christmas 1962...I was seven years old and I am sure I pored over this edition of the Sears Wish Book, hoping Santa Claus would deliver my "wishes" under our Christmas Tree. This morning I am doing the 2012 version but instead of flipping through the pages of a catalog, I am clicking on items on Amazon. I am hoping to get in my first Christmas Order today. I have found that I really like to shop online, avoiding the crowds and best of all, my packages arrive right at my door via UPS. I have also found that Amazon often has a better price than my local stores. Of course, being a good citizen, I want to support my community so I will be buying many of my gifts here in Decatur as well. We are fortunate to have several unique shops on historic Bank Street. I can find some very special gifts there and another perk of small town shopping is free gift wrapping. I like to have most of my shopping done before the holiday season so I can just enjoy all the festivities with no stress. I do have some friends who love the thrill of the hunt in December. They enjoy being out among the crazy shoppers and they often get great buys as Christmas approaches. Indeed we are all different and that is one of the things that makes the world so interesting!! As for me, in the days leading up to the Big Day, I will be home eating Christmas Cookies, sipping hot coccoa and watching White Christmas.