Thursday, December 22, 2011

Create a Christmas tradition


Every year, my friend Em and I buy each other a Christmas tree decoration. It's a tradition we started a number of years ago and have continued to do as it's inexpensive but meaningful.

I love it when the Christmas tree is up and the decorations are out of the attic, because unpacking the baubles and festive ornaments I've collected and received over the years brings back happy memories.

So, why don't you create your own Christmas tradition this year? It could be something simple like swapping an item from your wardrobe with a friend instead of buying each other presents.

Or how about doing a post-Christmas secret Santa with a small group of friends where you're not allowed to spend any money? It's the perfect opportunity to re-gift any excess or unwanted Christmas presents to someone who might appreciate them more.

Take note, these aren't thrifty ideas to be a cheapskate. They're simply suggestions to inspire. Who knows, you could create a cool tradition that people look forward to each year. Let me know what you come up with.

2 comments:

  1. This post made me smile A-LOT!!!!!! I love our Christmas tradition!
    My birdie is hanging at the bottom of my tree as he is heavy, reminding me of our winter trips to the open studios in London.
    Mr Gingerbread Man is facing into the room, greeting all my visitors with a smile, reminding me of how excited you were when you first saw him and how I just had to get you one.
    Mr Bearskin in facing out the window, keeping guard of our house and watching all the passers by, and reminding me of our trip to Windsor and the earliest exchange of Christmas decorations (October!)
    My beautiful glass bauble is twinkling amongst all the sparkly lights, reminding me of Liberties Christmas Shop.
    And my knitted mittens and knitted 'paper' chain are making the rest of the room look festive and reminding me of our wonderful Christmas together last year.
    Here is to filling our trees full of memories well into the future.
    Em xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  2. What a fabulous idea, thanks for sharing it!
    Deb x

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