I know everyone is complaining of a commercial Christmas.
We decided years ago when we saw it getting out of hand to take a step back and enjoy the season. My daughter and I fill our stocking for each other with things we get free(samples) or things found at thrift shops or yard sales. You would be completely surprised at what we find through out the year. This little santa I got for .10 at the thrift I will fill with candy and put in Miss B's stocking.
1.00 for a great basket for the door, I will just go out in the woods and cut come evergreens to fill it and some red berries. All for less then I would pay for a wreath.
I also found these sweet little knives for a dollar. I bake bread and make compound butter or a home made jelly. One of these cute knives would look great with it.
And yes husband and I will be elves for the polar express again this year. It is for a good cause believe in books. It is a great program to get books in kids hands.
I know we haven't had thanksgiving yet but just a little reminder to take a breath you decide how crazy Christmas is in your life.