So you don’t think you can afford Christmas this year. You and your wife, are both on unemployment and you don’t want to disappoint the family. What do you do? Now is the time to put your frugal thinking cap on. Maybe you can re-gift something.
Why Not Re-gift Something?
Re-gifting is becoming more and more popular these days. Do you have something stuffed in your closet that you were given last Christmas? Don’t be shy! Wrap it up tie a bow on it and give it as a gift! Your not going to use it anyway! Who are you kidding? It’s better to re-gift it then for it to sit in your closet and collect cob webs. So go ahead go check your closets . Remember it’s the thought the counts.
How About A Picture In A Frame?
There are nothing more precious then memories captured forever in photos? The older I get the more precious my pictures are to me. What grand-parent wouldn’t want a framed photograph of their grand-child? You can buy an in-expensive frame at any dollar store, Flea-market , or thrift store. Now is the time, to search through your pictures you have stored on your computer. Pick out just the right ones , and maybe do a little editing if you have to. Get over to Walmart, right now and get them developed . Christmas is just around the corner.
Discover The Inner Betty Crocker In You And Bake Something
Why not bake cookies? My favorite gift to give at Christmas are cookies. Who doesn’t love fresh baked Christmas cookies? Chances are, you already have the necessary ingredients in your cupbard. Home-made banana bread makes a great Christmas gift. Place your home baked goodies on a paper plate ,wrap with cellophane, colored if you can afford it. Top it off with a big bow and your all set! This gift goes over well with anybody.
Home-made gifts come in all shapes and sizes. Go online and search craft sites such as the ones here on AC. There are so many ideas out there. From home-made scrap books to sewing projects. The internet is full of sites with original and not so original gifts.
Plants make a great Christmas gift, and can be very in-expensive . Many home improvement centers put their plants on sale for as low as a $1.00 around the holidays. Plants are easy to decorate. You don’t have to wrap them. Just tie a bow around it or you can even get a little creative, by painting the pot.
Home-made Wood Toys For Children
What could be more special then a home-made toy made by grand-pa Joe, or uncle Bob. Get your tools out and start on those toys right now . Some of my fondest memories of my childhood , were the home-made toys my grand-pa made me. One year I received a home-made wooden wagon , for Christmas. Other special toys he made for me were a wooden doll, and a wooden trapeeze man on a stick. These are precious gifts , that a child will never forget. So this year instead of spending lots of money you don’t have. Make this Christmas one your family will never forget and remember for years to come.