"Honey," I called to my husband. "Should we just skip and cancel Christmas this year because of all of stress and finance issues?"
Yup. I was ready to skip Christmas altogether. For some reason, I thought my stress and lack of money meant we couldn't enjoy Christmas- which is what I am ashamed of.
Christmas is about two things for me.
One: Celebrating the fact that my Savior, Jesus Christ, was born. I don't care if he was born in April- Christmas is the day that I get to celebrate his birth.
Two: Doing good in Christ's name to all around me: family, friends, acquaintenances, and people I've just met or even never met at all.
And I don't need any money to spread Christmas cheer.
SO! Far from SKIPPING my favorite holiday, I am embracing everything Christmas. Just on a shoestring budget. As I find/create low-priced Christmas goodies, toys, gifts, and decor, I'll share what I've done in hopes that those less foolish than me, who know Christmas isn't about money at ALL, can have a fabulous, penniless Christmas along with me.
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