Thursday, December 2, 2010
Small changes for your Christmas
So, this year here are just a few things that are on my shopping list to help me deck the halls.
1. LED Christmas lights. Of course I'm going to use any that I might have, but since I'm buying a real tree this year and only had my artificial pre-lit tree before I need new lights.
2. Present wrapping will likely be done with news paper, or paper grocery bags. I will use whatever wrapping paper I have leftover, but I can hardly think a cute little brown gift with a red bow on it won't be any less enjoyed as one with fancy paper.
3. Gifts. Last year all of my gifts were hand made. I did that for a few reasons. One, I was completely broke. Hubs had no job last year, so our budget was incredibly tight. Secondly, I think a handmade gift is better cherished then some random thing bought at the store. This year will be a blend of special things purchased and things made.
4. Don't buy what you don't need. I'm going to do a full inventory before I begin purchase stuff to deck my halls. Don't fall into the consumer trap and buy a whole bunch of stuff you already have. If you have lights and don't need more, don't run out and buy LED lights. Use what you have.