The holiday season is just around the corner, and we are about to enjoy what is, at least to me, the most wonderful time of the year. This year, however, it is going to be a little bit different because of one factor: inflation.

Inflation is surging worldwide, and the U.S. is experiencing a nearly 40-year high, meaning more Middle Tennesseans will likely be cutting back on how much they spend this holiday season. A recent survey by ShipStation, a leading ecommerce order management and shipping software company, found that 58% of U.S. consumers plan to spend less this year.