I received a wonderful comment about my holiday planner post that detailed the writer’s favorite holiday traditions. One thing that struck me was a comment that if someone did not have enough money to attend the play “The Christmas Carol” in person, it would be a good idea to read the story instead. Everyone I know has cut back, and what a great idea it would be to share ideas about how to festively celebrate the holidays in a cost conscious manner. Let me start this off with a few ideas of my own:
Instead of throwing a party for everyone else, how about a pot-luck or a cookie exchange?
Organize a board game party. It can be for adults, children, or a mix of both. This can be a great substitute for going out to dinner and a movie with friends.
Get a group of kids together and made fun and festive videos. They’ll have a blast, and what a great memory will be created!
I know this won’t be well received by my friends at the post office, but try sending email Christams greetings instead of using printed cards. This year I sent all my friends on Facebook a Christmas card, and I had lots of fun making it myself.
I’ve been a fan of homemade gifts for years! In the past I’ve been known to make goodie baskets that included homemade cookies, candies, and liquors. I always tell my children that I would prefer something homemade rather than a gift they grab off the shelf. Consequently, I have wonderful treasures from my children.
Those are just a few ideas that occurred to me as I wrote this post. Now, it’s your turn. What are your ideas? I’d love to hear them! Send them to me at :firstname.lastname@example.org.