Twenty-Five Days of Christmas – Cheap! Cheap! Cheap!

That’s not the turtle doves or the partridge singing – I thought I’d offer up a few cheap or free ideas for this Christmas.

Write something.

No this isn’t just the writer in me talking. Give a loved one a special note of thanks and caring. A poem if you can pull it off…please watch the limericks, if you use the word Nantucket the thought might be lost on the receiver.

Make it.

I’m pretty crafty. Not that everyone is. My husband has also been waiting for a few years for a coat I promised him but that doesn’t mean sooner or later it won’t happen.  If wood’s more your thing, try carving an ornament or making a shelf.

Decorative Wine Box etsy!

If the receiver of your gift is crafty that makes it much easier. Hit the craft store or online and have fun. There isn’t anything that a do-it-yourselfer won’t like.

This too shall pass.


Make it funny. This way you can laugh for years about the year you gave each other Hostess treats for Christmas. Or the year your lover dressed with nothing but a bow(alright that’s good anytime).


There have been years where I’d take the necessities of life and be very happy with them. My mother replaced my exhaust one year and I was tickled pink. Lotion that was more expensive than I wanted to spend was a great gift one year too.

Just something nice

Paint her toe nails. It can actually be fun. Help him shave, if he’ll let you. A good hair scrub…yes it’s even a little sexy. Clean the litter box for the other. Dishes anyone.

Just a few ideas to help out and I’m sure there are many others.


Twenty-Five Days of Christmas – Reason for the Season

While I have a hard time believing that Christ was born on Dec 25th, I fully get the reason for the season. So today we have songs that are much more traditional and some of my favorite pictures included.

My mother had this statue when I was growing up. It always brought out the right side in our holiday celebration. Forget the presents for the moment and simply believe in the possibility of true Christmas Spirit.

I just love this version with the harmonizing

Lights of Kansas City are too beautiful to forget!

Can’t have Christmas music without Ann Murray