December 7, 2008 7:33pm CST
The economy is in the toilet and most people are struggling to make ends meet. Those that haven't lost their jobs are getting pay cuts, hours cut, insurance dropping or having to pay higher premiums and trying to hold on to what little they have left. That being said, the holidays are upon us, and we still want to give to those we love. My parents are advid readers and love books whether they are brand new or "hand me downs". So I plan to go to the post office with an armful of books I've already read and send it off Media Mail to save some change. Of course, they won't get them until after Christmas. The only money we're really going to spend will be for my 7 year old stepson and our 11 month old son. What are your plans for giving this year? Are you doing anything different this year that you did in previous years? Tell us your ideas for a frugal but fulfulling holiday season.
8 Dec 08
Sorry to hear about your economy. But hey, as long as you give it's the thought that counts, and the love you share in this holidy season. Yeah, we're doing somethin way different since christmas is finally going to be hosted by my side of the family... we're not into trying to guess with what people want for christmas since what they want might not be in our budget. So my mother came up with this idea of doing some kind of mystery raffle ticket draw for the fun of it so it would be fair and completely at random. Then we're doing kereoke, and other snow/christmasy activities. :) It's going to be something new, cool, and interesting for us.
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