Wednesday, October 11, 2006
WFMW Christmas Boxes
It may be a little late for this tip this year but I wanted to share it anyway.
I keep "Christmas Boxes"...by that, I mean I keep designated boxes in an accessible area and I add items to them all year, starting as soon as I put away the current year's Christmas stuff. I also add generic baby or wedding gift ideas.
When I see neat stuff on sale or find NEW items at a yard sale or wherever, I put them in my box(es). It is amazing how fast they fill up!
My family always looks forward to my presents since they get a variety of really nice gifts and they are geared to what the recepient will use or enjoy.
I am the one who gets the biggest kick out of since by the time I start sorting them (around Thanksgiving), I am always surprised to see what I have stashed throughout the year. By doing this in November, I have time to shop for completers or extras.
I started this tradition as a single mom when money was very tight and this was the only way I could give to my Loved Ones. It is sort of like a home lay-away!
Do you realize how CLOSE Christmas is getting? Yikes!