Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas on the Cheap...and Nice

Harvest Lane Cottage
Many of us are called upon to give gifts in gift exchanges, at the office, to a teacher, to friends, the list goes on and on. Many of these gifts are supposed to be of the $5 or less type.

Why not shop in the comfort of your home, from your home? Go on a treasure hunt. We all have things that are nice that we don't really use. These would make a perfect gift to help round out your shopping list. Don't be shy about it, either. This year, thrifty is in! Extravagance is a sin! Well, I cannot prove that Biblically; but, it's a cute saying. ~grin~

You're not a grinch if you are blessing from your stash. My stash includes things bought on sale through the year, yard and thrift sale finds, and things that I've made, including some of the things in my shop.

One of my friends, Joyce, often says, "Do with what you got."

Blessings to you all!
Keeping Jesus as the Center of my Season

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  1. Laura, I always give my friends trays of homebaked goodies for Christmas. They love them and always look forward to them every year!

  2. Well said! I tend to give handmade/homemade whenever I can! Cookies and other baked goods are always well received! Found you at Stephanie's Roses of Inspirations!

  3. I am astounded how much some people spend at Christmas!

    Last year the majority of the presents I gave were handmade by me using (mostly!) things I already had in my crafting stash - my family all put 'orders' in early... like my sister who wanted a couple of peg bags and some hanging pockets for twin sons' beds. So basically I gave a lot of love and not a lot of money :)

  4. A great post making us think that Christmas isn't about the gift, it's about the birth of our Lord. We give what we can with what we have. It's always worked for us.


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