12:20 pm December 13, 2011, by Christopher Seward
How much is that high-tech doggie in the window? Too much for many of Americans to afford this Christmas.
As a result, many families say their kids can expect a “No, no, no” instead of “Ho, ho, ho” when it comes to gift-giving this holiday.
One parent plans to write a note signed by Santa that says, “Hey, I couldn’t get by your house last night.”
While retailers have seen a sharp uptick in buying in the weeks leading up to Christmas, many Americans are too stretched to repeat the gift-giving of Christmases past.
They say it’s hard to justify the expense when you’re out of work, your savings have been depleted, you can hardly keep a roof over your head or food in the fridge, you’re unemployed, and your unemployment check is running out.
Are you forced to delay your gift-giving?
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