Christmas is an expensive time of year for everyone; presents, party nights, new outfits, food and drink; it all starts to add up. Even birthdays, weddings, and leaving presents still fall into the equation at this already expensive time of year. Don’t despair. Here is some tips and advice on how to spread the cost and still have a great Christmas.
Children are so excited about opening presents on Christmas morning. Commercial advertisers tell children what toys will be the best. Surprise kids this year with handmade Christmas gift shop. Handmade Christmas gifts for kids are better because they are unusual; not everyone will have the presents your children will enjoy. Handmade gifts are often the ones that children treasure the most for years to come.
Avoid useless trinkets made from materials that will last centuries beyond the trinkets usefulness. Consider battery free and biodegradable gifts like playing cards or wooden cars. Consider organic bath and beauty products that are better for the earth and your family too.
Who gets invited? Make sure you plan the guest list. In this case, you will need to decide who gets invited together with the expectant parents. After you are through with the guest list, you can then start to look for the perfect baby shower invitations to send out. Look for a shower invitation that fits to the theme of the party. You can find a wide array of themed baby shower invitations of you choice. Make sure to put exact information on each invitation, and send them out at least three weeks before the event. By doing so, each invited guest will have plenty of time to search for shower gifts as well as to have themselves prepared if there are some requirements in attending the party.
Another friend asked me what the goal of my blogging adventures are. A book? For the first time in a long time, I was able to say that the goal was just to write, everyday, and record special moments that made the day great. The project is its own reward. I’m ambitious for living intentionally enough to find joy in the common thing.
Whether you cook some holiday dishes on a woodstove build and fill some bird feeders or do a family trash pick up walk create a tradition of time spent together that honors your family bond handmade gifts and mother earth too.
Did you know that most of these “deals” rely on your resolution in order for them to make a sale, a quick buck? And they rely on “breakage” to make even more (sometimes bigger) bucks.
The flower garden or terrariums are unique and inexpensive. They make the perfect project for a woman wanting to create a decor piece for a room in the house or for children wanting to make something for Grandma. Kids can make an even cheaper version by using plastic disposable plates instead of a real saucer. The disposable plates are available in colors like red, blue and green. Save even more by using plastic flowers from a discount department store rather than the more expensive silk flowers. No matter how cheap or how expensive the materials you use you’ll be well pleased with the finished project.