I was one of those people who questioned it as a possible sham. But, I was never completely sure. I went back and forth on it. In the end I chose to give the OP my support in case it was real. I thought if it was real, anyone in that position would need support. Until now, I have never question people who say they created a new Dis name to ask for helpful opinions on an issue that they can't ask the people in their real life. I've done that once when I was dealing with a real problem years ago. The opinions of strangers who didn't know me really helped. i think that is why i chose to offer the OP my support. But, like another poster said, most of those posters get their help and move on. I have always found the majority of people on the Dis to be kind, helpful and friendly bunch. I am proud of how so many showed virtual support to someone in need. I probably would still offer support in the future, but I certainly would never consider sending money or gifts. As for Christmas... I didn't do much decorating this year. Just wasn't into it... But, my kids are having so much fun with the Elf on the Shelf. We just started it this year. I also plan on starting my wrapping tonight when the kids go to bed.