Sunday, December 7, 2008

The True Meaning of Christmas

In this economy which is difficult for a lot of people we need not get depressed.
We only need to stop and remember the true meaning of Christmas.

It's Love.

You don't need to spend a lot of money on Christmas to make it special.
Enjoy your time with your family and friends.
Be thank ful that you have family & friends, some don't.

If you must gift a gift there are a lot of things you can do.
Write a poem, or pick a favorite of yours.
A simple piece of paper decorated up with pens or colored pencils,
marking pens, anything you have handy will work.
Write out the poem & put it in a decorated envelope.
If you can bake, bake some cookies or pumpkin bread.
Give a coupon that you have made to take your family on an outing
when you have more funds to work with.

One year at Christmas we did not have any money & I had 4 children aged 3 to 15.
I made simple coupons and put on there that they could have a friend spend the weekend. Another was baking a batch of their favorite cookies, another was a movie out. I just used my imagination for that particular childs likes.
I also had things that were passed down to me from prior generations that I chose for each child and wrapped it with their name on it.
My grandfather had made me a doll bed when I was a child, a great gift for girls that like doll collections. He had also made a caboose, chairs, a giraffe that you hang clothes on, my mother had given me a beautiful jewelry box,
my grandmother some dishes that she had considered antiques.
All these things collected over my years made fabulous Christmas gifts for my children.

Use your imagination and have a Fabulous Christmas!

Jesus Is The Reason For The Season! Love!

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