Idea #1: “Treasure Hunt.”
Everyone must shop for gifts at thrift stores and garage sales – no gifts to be purchased at a retail store. This includes the kids, too. And, to be really thrifty, set an amount to spend on the adults, double that amount for the kids.
Idea #2: “Christmas in January.”
No one shops for gifts until December 26. The family must promise to enjoy the holidays, honor the real meaning of the season, but no shopping until December 26. You’ll find that your budget will buy twice as much. Presents are opened on January 25.
Idea #3: “Drawing Names.”
Slips of paper containing the names of all the family members are put into a container, then each family member draws a name and buys a gift for that person only. Monetary limits can be set.
|And, there's always coal.|
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Handy Hint: Before using harsh chemicals to unclog a drain, try dropping three Alka Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of white vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water.
Thought for Today: What do you get when you cross a rabbit with the Internet? A harenet.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.
|Bullion Mountain, Wonder Valley, Photo: TSS|