Monday, December 6, 2010

One Down -A Few MoreTo Go

I guess a lot of folks find pleasure in all the gift wrapping, and I have on occasion, but nowadays, so many chores are my job, I choose to try this method. It is always such a struggle to get all the things done for the holidays anyway. My little Elves have abandoned me long ago.

It took me a day or two to get it done, with so many other projects in the making,but I have completed my first gift bag which will be used to hold the girls presents,thus cutting down on buying the paper and wrapping all the little gifts. It will work on the order of a large stocking, for the little things, since we are giving them mainly money these days anyway.Pop agrees with me in that with times so bad, we don't need to be spending lots of money on things they'll never use, and it's gotten to the point,we cannot buy to suit any of them anyway. They want all the latest gadgets, and we are out of the loop when it comes to knowing about those types of things.

They know what they want and where to find it, so we donate something to the purchase of it.In most cases, it is usually a lot more than we want to spend on each individual child anyway,so we contribute what we feel is reasonable and they can chip in the rest, if they choose to.

I will be posting the detailed directions on my Let Me Show You How blog.


  1. That's just a great idea, Sue. Think of how much we spend every year on gift wrapping, bags, etc... We do the money thing with our boys as well. It kind of takes away from the excitement of opening presents, but it's more practical.

  2. Very cute Sue, I'll be looking for the directions on your other blog.
    And what happened to your finger?
    I haven't had the time to blog or read anyone elses.