Friday, September 19, 2008

Countdown to Christmas


Today we are setting our budget. That is fairly simple to me. With 5 children, 15 grands and one set of parents, we have a limit of $20 to $25 for the grands. My children get something homemade and it may just be goodies. One year I made up a Recipe book for them and they loved it. I printed up some family favorites 4" x 6" and put them in the Plastic Photo Albums. I have made fleece scarves and blankets as gifts for all our family. It has always been important to me to keep Christmas Christ centered. And simple although I will admit that I can and do and have stressed out many times during the holidays! I am hoping that this organization will help eliminate that! :)

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5 comments:

Amber said...

The budget has always been easy for me also. When you don't have very much money, a budget is easy to set!!

I read that you do homemade Christmas gifts and I think that is great!!! Jaiden and I did that last year and it wasn't appreciated. I think it is wonderful that your family does!!

HDMac said...

That is sad, Amber. I think homemade is made with love. I am excited about my gifts this year... they will be posted on my blog! lol

Jennifer said...

Sounds like you are off to a great start! Thanks for participating in 100 Days to Christmas!!

Jen

krisijo said...

Yes, We love the homemade stuff! And we have all learned to do the same between us brothers and sisters!
For the grands, there's fun High School musical and Dora stuff in AVON;)
Love you

HDMac said...

LOL, Miss Krisijo, is that a HINT? lol

Love ya!