The Fabric Maverick says... Use your good cents during the holidays!
December 1, 2008
Today is Day 1 of our 12 Days of Christmas! I hope that you will find them helpful, fun and informative. Now more than ever it is important to watch every penny you spend for the holidays. I allowed myself a $20.00 budget and saddled up the Honda to begin my search for my Christmas trimmings.
I have not been to a "dollar" store in years. I know some of you will be astounded. When I was born I did not receive the shopping gene that most women are born with. Shopping to me is a chore to be endured. My first stop was the "Dollar Tree". I was amazed at the variety of items for sale for just $1.00.There were gift wraps, ornaments, boxed Christmas cards, coloring books, children's books, tableware, cleaning supplies and more! This is a great place for stocking stuffers.
For $10.00, I bought a box of silver bells, a Christmas coloring book, cookie/basket wrappers, a green and red Christmas basket, 2 Christmas trays for candy, a toothbrush, tube of Crest toothpaste and a snowman themed plastic container to be used for juice or gift to friend. Then I journeyed to the Land of Big Lots. The prices were a little more expensive. I bought 2 serving tins and a tin box. These were each $2.00. I spent a total of $16.00. Here is a picture of my booty.
Now I am ready to start baking. One note on baking: look for sales on butter, chocolate and cream cheese to keep your costs down. I have already calculated how much I will need and I am ready to buy when I find a sale.
Once you have taken care of these small details, you will have time to enjoy Christmas. On the second day of Christmas, Victoria will share her tips for working with children to make those projects special for everyone! Have fun!
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