I haven’t posted much about Christmas because frankly, I haven’t done much for Christmas. I just can’t justify spending money on Christmas ornaments and decorations when I’ve got a mortgage and a car payment and I want to eat dinner. So here’s my poor man’s (almost free) Christmas cheer:
I strung up all the cards we got with some red yarn and looped them around our curtain rod, the green garland is a 15 footer from the Dollar Tree, the snowman and penguin in the window and the Santa on the left were given to us, and the apothecary is a year round piece ($12 at Tj Maxx) filled with more of the same garland strand and about $8 worth of, you guessed it, Dollar Tree ornaments. Fa la la la la!
How awesome is the Batman Santa card? He’s my favorite!!
We’re pretty stingy about who we send cards out to, we mostly send them to people we are grateful for (a friend’s mom who made us some lovely quilts, my bff and her family that adopted one of our foster dogs, etc) and family we don’t get to see too often (my godparents, some of Matt’s family in other states). But we do love getting the cards, so thank you everyone!
I can’t wait to fill this guy up with Valentine’s, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving goodies as the seasons change. And maybe I’ll add one or two more jars to the mix as well.