Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It's that time

When I start seriously thinking about Christmas. I've started making my Christmas cards. This past summer I made birthday calendars as gifts. Calendars that do not have the days of the week, just the days of the month that you can use year after year to keep track of birthdays, anniversaries, and any other important thing you want to remember year after year. I also want to give these awesome reusable bags as gifts to my family as a reminder that we need to take care of our earth. I want to get me some too.:) For the rest of my gifts, I'm going to try and use Etsy as much as I can. I'm also going to make some ornaments to give away too. I've decided to stop buying regular wrapping paper. I'm switching to brown paper. It is cheaper, I can use it for any holiday or occasion, and I can dress it up by using cool ribbon or twine along with a homemade tag. And you can recycle that stuff. I actually got some great green twine at Hobby Lobby for super cheap. And it will last a long time. I don't know yet what I'll get for my kids. I do have an idea for Matt. And for what I want???? I just want to be in my own home for once at Christmas. And maybe not move until after Christmas. So that I can use my decorations and ornaments. If not, this will be the third year that we won't be in our own home at Christmas. I don't think I can handle that a third time. Because Santa has a hard time showing up in a hotel room where we're all sleeping in the same room. And I've bought candles. A peppermint one, hot spiced cider, and pumpkin pie. My house will smell fabulous. I can't wait.

5 comments:

Jessica S. said...

I love peppermint candles at Christmas time!
I have no idea what to get my kids for Christmas, either. Let me get thru my move first, then i'll start thinking about it!

Jen said...

I love Christmas! I'm almost done shopping....

Mary Alice said...

It is soooo nice to be in your own house at Christmas. Love your earth friendly ideas. I think the brown paper twine looks great. My sister does it and always ties in a sprig of fir, lavender, rosemary or some greenery that lasts. Her presents always look and smell great.

emily said...

ooh! this post made me happy and stressed at the same time! love your ideas/plans/wishes...

emily said...

and, UM, I just read your preggy announcement!! I am so behind.

CONGRATS!!! Hang in there!!