December 2, 2011

Perfect Imperfection

This year, our Christmas is going to be as simple as possible.  I am kind of loving our construction paper decorations, homemade Christmas shirts and tree with most of the ornaments hanging off the bottom.  If you don't live in this house, these things probably seem pretty tacky and unattractive, but to me, it's perfect. 

Job loss has forced us to get creative with our Christmas preparations.  Most gifts will be homemade. I'm looking forward to making gifts with the girls.  Toys will be battery free.  This has to do with more than saving money.  I am really tired of blinky lights and noises.  Not only are they annoying, but I firmly believe they are stealing the imaginations of children.

I'm looking forward to spending more time with my family, listening to Christmas music, reading books and baking.  This may just be our best Christmas ever!


  1. I can't remember if I knew about your husband's job loss. So sorry. This is a hard time to go through that. My husband was laid off in November 2008. We were somewhat prepared, but it was still frightening. We did have a simple Christmas and it was nice. I gave Travis a box of Fruity Pebbles for his present. :)

  2. I think I'd be happy with fruity pebbles! it's not so bad. we do have money put aside for Christmas, but i'm determined to spend as little of it as possible!

  3. We're going to be having a small Christmas as well with a tight budget and mostly homemade, thoughtful gifts. We're moving this month and we also need to start buying stuff for the baby. So most gifts that are given will be to families instead of individuals and will more than likely be Christmas treats. But I see nothing wrong with this. I don't believe adults need fancy presents and I would rather put a day's work into making a box of treats than to aimlessly wander around a store picking out something useless. Merry Christmas!


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