Ok this blog entry is more about intent and less about examples because sadly... friends and family read this blog.. and since I would be telling them what their gifts are for Christmas... I can not.. but I promise I will take lots of pics and share with you all after the holidays. So instead I will explain a bit about what we are doing this year and why.
This year we were all set to spend our normal but small amount of Christmas money on presents, stocking stuffers, friend and family gifts and Christmas pajamas. Instead we had our breaks fail.. and 400$ later we were broke. We had money for bills but none for Christmas. So at first I cried... and then I realized...I make things for a living... and as gifts all the time... if i just got super creative I could make this the best homemade Christmas ever!
So we selected fast to make but very personal and delightful gifts for everyone this year. The 4 sets of Grandparents are each getting the same thing... but it is handmade by Bug and very personal. My baby cousin is getting a few cute gifts and his parents are getting a sweet handmade gift also. My best friend's mind will be blown when she opes her gift and my husband will like his too I hope. I am also hard at work making a wedding gift for my Father and his new bride. Even the Aunts and Uncles on Rob's side will be getting something small. Hubby and I decided we each would make each other something. Bug's gifts had already been bought before but any new things we would like him to have have to be homemade. Each thing we make or I start to plan is one less thing we have to buy and it is so much fun. Bug and I will be spending our holiday making so much. We even are making some homemade decorations to add to the festive feel in our house. So far NOT having money has turned out to be the best Christmas ever!
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