Sorry, but I'm going to say it..
There's 101 sleeps until Christmas!!
You might not have wanted to hear that right now - but regular readers will know that I LOVE, love, love Christmas!!
It's my favourite time of year - and I do it every year on a tight (don't like the word frugal anymore: wonder why??!) budget.
No, I don't set aside an amount every month for the festive season.
No, I haven't stopped giving gift or sending cards.
What I do is make a list (.. ♪♫♪..checking it twice,,gonna find out who's naughty or nice..♪♫♪) that is flexible, but that has a list of folk to whom I'd like to give gifts.
Then throughout the year when I see something that would be good for my Christmas gift box, I get it.
If I see a real bargain, say, for all the females, then I buy that thing in bulk.
Or make things, which is what I'm doing today.
I have three siblings and this year the pandemic has made me more aware of the gaps between us all - geographically and emotionally.
So this year I'm making them a scarf each, in their favourite colour.
I looked online and did my research, and I purchased yarn from a supplier that had a deal going, and I've started crocheting today.
As there's time to make all three.
Because there's 101 sleeps until Christmas.
Did you know?