The Price of Pipers is Rising
Someone calculated what it would cost you to actually give all the gifts mentioned in the "12 Days of Christmas" song (because it's the Internet and of course they did). If you have an extra $114,000, you might be able to pull this off.
Of course, not many people are giving pipers or lords or doves this time of year (or any time of the year). The point is that there is a value to things.
Your time. Your attention. Your affection. Your talent. Your sweat, tears, hopes, and focus. It's all worth something.
This time of year - and every time of year - spend wisely.