Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas

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Before I began this blog post I read over Christmas blog posts from years past and I saw a recurring theme. We have kept Christmas both frugal and simple over the last few years and in 2016 will be following the same theme. 

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Gifts

My Mom asked for a sweatshirt for Christmas because she likes to wear them to keep warm during this time of year. I stumbled across some on clearance at Walmart this week that were marked down to $5.00 each. That was such a good price I went ahead and picked up three for her. 

I also bought her a new frame a day calendar at McKay's Used Books. She loves the frame a day puzzles and since I bought it at McKay's, I didn't pay anything for it as we traded for it. 

I also picked her up a new pair of warm gloves as she has lost hers this past year. 

As for my daughter, I will refrain from saying anything as she may read my blog post before Christmas and I don't want to spoil any surprises for her. 



Food

The menu I have planned will be very simple and low key this year. 

For Christmas Eve I plan on making a Chicken Olive Dip with Crackers to snack on during the evening. 

And for Christmas Dinner I plan on the following:

Ham
Dressing
Broccoli Casserole
Crescent Rolls
Chocolate Chip Pie

I hope that all of you have a very Merry Christmas this year and that you spend it with the people you love. 

Belinda
~ Living within our Means ~

6 comments :

  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Belinda! Your plans for the holiday sound lovely and well thought out.

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    1. Thank you, Lili. Merry Christmas to you and your family too. :)

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  2. Merry Christmas to you too Belinda!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you too, Sluggy. :)

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  3. Hi Belinda - I love Christmas and enjoyed reading about yours - sounds like you are giving your mom a wonderful Christmas. We are having ham for Christmas Day too. Our Christmas is more modest this year too - my husband was diagnosed with Cancer in July, has had aggressive initial chemo, surgery, now having radiation and chemo combo - but I am happy to report that we recently learned his tumor has shrunk so much it is not even visible on the CT scan! So - while he is very tired from radiation and sick from chemo - there is reason to celebrate this Christmas! I will be spending the day tomorrow with my husband, daughter, two grandchildren...

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    1. Thank you, Meme. I'm sorry to hear your husband has been sick, but happy to hear the tumor has shrunk. I hope and pray he will be even better in 2017. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and good blessings in the new year.

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