Sunday, December 7, 2008

so well said

Even before Don lost his job, we had decided we would do a simple, 100% homemade Christmas. Our total budget for supplies, buying a tree, etc will not exceed $100.

As I was reading some of my favorite blogs, I read this post, which pretty much says so much of what I feel and why we are keeping things small and simple around here. And not just for Christmas, but for birthdays and our every day lives as well.

Go read it!


Mary December 8, 2008 at 9:08 AM  

Thanks for sharing! I can't believe what people will do (even unknowingly) just to get a "good" deal. My MIL works at Walmart as a people greeter. It is a good thing that she is off on Fridays. I wish I was crafty enough to do all homemade gifts like you. I'm going to take a stab at the baby shoes you posted. Hopefully, I can figure it out.

denise December 8, 2008 at 10:12 PM  

I enjoyed her post too. We always make gifts for the holidays - they mean so much more than anything we could buy. We REMEMBER them, and we have fun making them...a lot of time and heart goes into it, but it is worth it.

Courtney December 12, 2008 at 5:37 PM  

I read Grace's post too. While I am more of a consumer than I'd like (working on it!), I can't believe the lengths people will go to for STUFF.

I'm doing a fair amount of handmade this year too. Our primary Christmas gifts are pictures of our babies anyway (does it get more "homemade?") but this year we're skipping frames and encouraging family to recycle previous years' and I'm jumping back into crafting! My "start up" costs have exceeded $100, but I know it will save me quite a bit in the future, and the love going into each piece is priceless!

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