This year is shaping up to be the least stressful Christmas of my life! I am so thrilled.
First of all, everyone on my list is getting homemade gifts. Whether they be crocheted, sewn or edible. Except my step-son. He’s probably getting cash because I really couldn’t think of anything to make him that he would like. I’ve already got one gift completed and several more to try to squeeze in before Christmas. The question is: Will I be able to get them all done in time? We shall see.
AND instead of buying the girls lots of expensive presents that we can’t afford, we’ve decided to get them each one gift and then as a family we will go and select a name from the angel tree and buy a less fortunate child some Christmas gifts. I have to tell you that I was scared to bring this idea up. I had visions of the girls crying and looking at me as if I had shot their dog. But neither one of them batted an eye. They agreed without even a flinch. Which made me really proud of them.
So, as I said, I feel like this is going to be a very low stress Christmas. Easier on the old wallet and I won’t have to get out into the craziness of Christmas shoppers, so that’s a HUGE plus for me!
I will post pictures of everything after Christmas. Several of the gift recipients read this blog, so I’d better wait til then to show you. And I may not be posting as often as I will be working my fingers to the bone to try and get them all done. Oh I hope I get them all done! Okay, so there might be a tiny bit of stress involved this year. 😀