Monday, November 16, 2009

Holidays in Hand - Day One

Jessica Sprague is offering a free class to get the Holidays going.
There's still time to sign up. I think today is the last day though, so hurry and get over there.
Go on. I'll wait......
Signed up and ready?!?!!??? Good.

This year I hope to not get caught up in "the girls have got to have this" frenzy, like I do most other years. I really want to reign it in and be more practical about the gifts they get from us. I want them to grasp the concept that Christmas is more a Spirit than a gift receiving fiasco. I want them to appreciate what they have and be grateful that other people think enough to get them ANYTHING at all. My girls are not bad girls. Just over indulged. I would love to turn this into the Homemade gift year. But that isn't practical now is it?
So, I will try to ease up on the shopping and get more into the "doing".
You know, making cookies, hot chocolate, stringing popcorn for the tree, maybe make bird feeders for the yard (pinecones, peanut butter and bird seed).
I would like to take more meaningful photos too. I want to capture the feel of the season.
If you have ideas, let me know. If you have examples, leave me a link.

Wish me luck with my journey.


Kristen said...

Make a price range, make a list, and stick to it! Shop online to keep yourself out of the store.

YOU CAN DO IT!! I have faith in you!

Electra said...

It'll be fun, I did all handmade gifts when my girl was little!
Good luck!

Meikoningin said...

I totally agree with you, a lot of children these days have no grasp on the concept of money or "what is normal" anymore. This is not their fault, but it is how "the world" is teaching it to them. It is great that you want to teach them values, thankfulness and modesty. Just you thinking that, makes you a wonderful mom :)