A touch of tradition on a shoe string budget. I decided that I needed to do something special to help get rid of my bah-humbug attitude this year. At the same time I didn't want to open my tubs of Christmas Decorations. I went to Crafts Direct where all the Christmas decorations are on sale for 50% off. I chose a 24" Tree (artificial) for $6 and a glittery gold angel for $2.50. At a different store I found a 50 light string for about $3. Then I took some old apple sauce and cinnamon to make ornaments that will add a bit of scent to the room.
A Simple Christmas Tree
When the cinnamon ornaments dried enough to work with, I took some normal sewing thread and strung through the holes that I created. Then I hung them on the tree. It is plain and immensely simple but it adds that bit of Traditional Christmas. I see that I have enough space there for my miniature manger scene but that would mean opening those tubs and digging for it.
I am an eclectic person. I’ve broken the mold for the stereotype of what an accountant is like (as an accountant with a very creative side). I LOVE to challenge what “always has been”. Let’s look at things and think about them. Is there a "better" out there that we have missed because “it’s always been this way”? “Live, Laugh and Love” is one of my mottos. There is so much beauty in life we just need to stop and appreciate it. “Dance like no one is watching!” because the music in your head doesn’t match what’s playing for anyone else. :^)