The Christmas holiday doesnâ€™t always have to mean spending loads of cash on expensive gifts. In most cases kids will not even remember what they received under the tree Christmas of 2012 a few years fron now. The same goes for everyone on your holiday Christmas list.
The very best memories I have and I hope that my children have of Christmas are special holiday memories we shared and little traditions like reading a special story on Christmas Eve. In our case gathering the kids together to listen to their Dad reading â€œThe Cajun Night before Christmasâ€ while eating a creme drop and drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Decorating christmas cookies together using LOTS of sprinkles, visits with family, and friends.
Here is a frugal holiday idea list. If you have any special inexpensive holiday ideas or if you have a holiday memory from the past you would like to share here on Imbodenlive.com please leave us a comment!
*Sing Christmas carols
*Baking sugar cookies and decorating them as a family
*Load up in the car to look at Christmas lights around town
*Attend a community christmas program.
*Look at old photo albums and reminisce about past holiday memories
*Have a christmas movie marathon
*String popcorn and cranberries to decorate a living tree outdoors. (Makes a nice xmas treat for the snow birds!)
*Host a gift exchange with gifts being handmade or small gift baskets made up of dollar store items.
*Make gift baskets for friends and neighbors using open small boxes wrapped in holiday paper and filled with a favorite recipe and a few of the non perishable ingredients. (like a lasagna recipe with pasta and sauce included)
* Make paper snowflakes
*Build a gingerbread house
*Listen to christmas music
*Track santa on NORAD
*Make your own candy and fudge to share with neighbors.
*Take a stroll throught the woods.Go hunting for mistletoe to hang, a small living tree, or pinecones.
*Make your own unique Christmas cards from scratch.
*Make an advent calendar
*Invite family over for a Christmas day brunch where everyone brings a dish.
*Take a family photo or one with your pets in front of the Christmas tree.
*Have a gingerbread man party with friends. Everyone brings sprinkles or candy to decorate with.
*Send online Christmas greetings
* If itâ€™s a white Christmas make snow angels, snow ice cream, or have a huge snowball fight.