Dollar Store Christmas
December 23, 2017 8:34am CST
A few years ago around this time, my daughter and I laughed about how poor that particular Christmas would be. Neither of us was working, so we decided to make it as simple and inexpensive as possible. All the grandkids were still small back then, so it was easy to grab a few big gift bags at a dollar store and fill them with silly little things that would make them cringe now. One day, I was inspired to write the following little poem. It can either be read or sung to the tune of "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas." Either way, I hope you enjoy it. ******* It's going to be a dollar-store Christmas everywhere I go, from my cute little ten-inch tree to lights I can barely see, none of it will cost a penny more. Oh it's going to be a dollar-store Christmas, just you wait and see, for the gift that you get from me will be cheesy as can be from the dollar store! I bought some paper and crayons and ribbon and stencils and earrings that fell off my ears, candles and knick-knacks and incense and pencils and perfume that drove me to tears, and all because it's Christmas time, the season of good cheer... Oh it's going to be a dollar-store Christmas, and you can be sure, with my finances still intact I will have a Scrooge attack at the dollar store.... at the dollar store! Copyright @2014 Rachel Lovejoy (Public Domain Image)
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• Fairfield, Texas
@Raelove Here in our small town we've got both Dollar General and Family Dollar, so everything I need is fine. The nearest Walmart is 27 miles away, so it's rare that I go there. We do have a Fred's here in town but they are more expensive than the dollar places.
• Saco, Maine
@nanette64 Our Walmart is about 5 miles from here, so it's doable. The DG is a bit further. But the Family Dollar and Dollar Tree are both about 3 miles away, so I go to both often. I buy all my cleaning products, paper goods, soaps, shampoos, etc. from them.