Surprise, I have an opinion. I think that adults buying gifts for adults is ridiculous. Why don’t we just swap $50 bills? While discussing with my family what method of gift giving we would do this year it was leaked that the person I bought for in a previous year (when we drew names) had sold the gift that I bought for them on kijiji (Canadian Craig’s List).
I got a brilliant gift for Christmas and I gave one too! (yay! Christmas success feels so good)
Tied for first place:
- the husband got me: the gift of not having to get him a gift
- we gave the in-laws: the gift of a night out TOGETHER,
I’m definitely going to whip up a few more of these to give out throughout the year.
There is no Santa in my Christmas. I am a real life not crazy Christian traditionalist. I also grew up without Santa (when asked my parents said they didn’t want to lie to us kids). I may be partial to the whole thing since I grew up just fine without Santa, but I am also sick with how EVERY HOLIDAY has become completely commercialized.
Last Christmas I made this little tree skirt, from an IKEA blanket that cost around $10 CAD. I cut it into triangles and matched up the ends and sewed them into a round skirt. Remember to leave a gap so you can easily get it on and off the tree. I tucked the tails inside, and top stitched them so that they don’t pop out.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – everywhere I go. Especially at my house, this weekend all my Christmas décor will go up! Starting with my latest DIY.
I was inspired by a DIY I found on Pinterest over a year ago, click here to see it. Personally I like mine better. I spent $40 on the materials and I have lots of leftover ribbon and burlap to use throughout the season and on other DIYs. After I finished it I found a similar style wreath at Homesense, and it was about $50. So I think I did ok.