We have been toying with the idea of an Old Fashioned Christmas all year. What really nailed it down for us was the resent story over the Thanksgiving Holiday of the Wal-Mart pepper spraying. We have all lost sight of the True Meaning of Christmas.
So What is an Old Fashioned Christmas? A simple none commercialized, family oriented time, to give thanks to God for the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So no store bought things, we are going to exchange homemade gifts.
I know what your thinking your kids will hate you. I have a 16 year old and a 5 year old at home now, and 2 grown children. The teenager is cool with it he understands what were trying to do. And the 5 year old is still young enough to think that anything he gets will be cool. I have always made some things for my family at Christmas, and they have always loved them. So for the next 25 days we are going to enjoy spending time together learning the true meaning of Christmas, not shopping.
During the month of December I'll be posting on my homemade gift ideas. I hope you all have an Old-Fashioned Christmas this year. Just remember the things you make will be cherished and passed down for generations. The things you buy will be at Good Will or a garage sale with in the next 2 years.
Note to bloggers if you have any gift ideas leave them in the comment box with your info....I'll be featuring some every week until Christmas....Don't forget to sign up......And grab an Old-Fashioned Christmas Button.....