Too early for Christmas-y thoughts? Not if you make your gifts, but I’m not doing that this year. My family and friends have been receiving knitted/crocheted items on holidays for years now, and I’m sure they’re sick of hats and scarves. Plus, it turned into more money and more time than I could really afford to spend. This year, I plan on being cheap but still thoughtful and kind. This is how I’m going to do it.
First step: get organized!
This master gift list is already printed out, and I’ve already got my list of names and some present ideas on it. Click here to download this free form for yourself! It’s really handy.
Next, peruse Pinterest for cheap, homemade gift ideas that you can do yourself without much fuss. Here’s what I’ve found so far that would be cheap and I know I can do (click the pic to go to the site):
Next I suppose will be getting the stuff and doing it, but that’s not so bad. I have plenty of time. Of course, I’ll probably knit/crochet a couple of things that have been requested and I might purchase a couple gifts, but I have a feeling those pecans will be for most everyone (and I’ll make plenty for me, too).
Since I won’t be spending hours upon hours making hats and scarves, I am now free to dream about what I would like for Christmas:
I’m dreaming big this year. Those sets aren’t cheap. If I can I might get the hook set for myself for my birthday, which is next Thursday, but I’m not sure I can swing that since we’re still eating lots of SpaghettiOs and rice dishes. It would be splurging big-time.
Well, that’s all of my Christmas planning so far. No progress to report on the granny stripe. I’m still not satisfied with it so I’m stalling and doing other things.
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