Frugal Christmas Planning Starts Today

If you think it’s too soon to be talking about Christmas, please read the following two preamble statements. Preamble #1 – I’ve got kids.  3 months before Christmas is a perfectly appropriate lead time to start talking about Christmas. Preamble #2 – I live overseas.  As my wife has been reminding me, it can take six weeks (or more) to send a package here, so if we want to get something for … [Read more...]

50 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas | Make Personalized Gifts 2012

It happened accidentally. I guess it really happened by circumstances.  Our family (my wife and kids) started giving only personalized homemade Christmas gifts to each other.  When I explained how to cut cost by being resourceful, the truth is that some places require resourcefulness.  We live in one of those places.  As such, for the last three years we have had to make homemade and … [Read more...]