EDITOR'S NOTE: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 19-year-old daughter who is a sophomore in college.
Q: Dad, what is your best advice regarding Christmas shopping?
A: Make enough money so you can pay someone to do it for you. Nah, that's not right. Buy from the heart. Buy from local artisans when possible and certainly from locally owned shops. Most importantly, do not go into debt buying Christmas gifts for people.