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!