Well folks the Christmas rush is on. We have a few days to finish up and then it is over until next year for most of us. A few things I learned this year while trying to do a cost free Christmas. 1. Not cost free. Even if you make the gift there is some cost involved. Example, paint costs money, then you have to buy frames for the art. Many more examples of that type of thing were had. 2. I will make things all year for Christmas next year. Having just a month or two to make gifts means a some of them did not get finished. A lot did, but the ones that did not will get finished and given next year. 3. We will do this every year from now on no matter how much money we make. I think we have all really enjoyed it. Here are a couple sites for this type of thing, just in case you need some ideas. http://www.buynothingchristmas.org/alternatives/index.html http://www.favecrafts.com/ 4. Some things will always be bought and paid for, not sure I can make a totally homemade Christmas. I gave it a real go though and am proud.
Here are some of the highlights:
Drunken Pie Night (night before Thanksgiving)
|Devin likes eating the apple peels!|
|The creek flooded, but managed to stay on the other side of the fence.|
|Can't get this one to rotate. Anyway, this is Devin and Jorge working on ornaments made from last years Christmas tree.|
|I think they did well!|