Sunday, September 13, 2009

Merry Christmas -- a bit early!

Brrr...a cold wind and drizzle made yesterday a good day for inside pursuits. (A "stay home and hold your baby" day, or so Husband puts it.) We watched Michigan win (Go Blue!) and Ohio State lose (poor babies).

Such chilliness reminds me that the holidays aren't that far ahead. So here are some ideas to get you started:

50 ways to celebrate frugally, according to Being Frugal
(I hope to try some of these before December!)

Links to 34 Christmas presents to make or buy, thanks to Get Rich Slowly
(Hey, keep me in mind if you whip up some of the homemade almond roca)

Another Get Rich Slowly classic -- "Ask the Readers" their favorite Christmas ideas

63 Gift Ideas under $10

All sorts of economical holiday ideas, foods and such, from the folks at About.com. Their catalog is here.

Yet another Get Rich Slowly piece, maybe the best of all --
The Amazing Frugal Christmas Spectacular

It originally appeared in 2006, but the ideas are still great!

And last but not least: the Brit version of a frugal Christmas

Have fun...and enjoy the smug knowledge that you're starting early.

1 comment:

Sue Cahill said...

Thanks for all the great links....I need to spend major time going through each. Every year it seems we have less and less to dole out for Christmas but more gifts to buy. 9 grandkids who as they grow want more expensive stuff and kids who expect the same. Time they all learned a few lessons in the true meaning of gifts.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)