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5 Fun and Frugal Ways to Ring in the New Year

I don’t know about you, but typically by the time we make it to the New Year, I’m ready for a little R&R for both my body and my budget. We generally go “all out” for Christmas – visiting the family, hosting a cookie exchange, enjoying our own Christmas at home…So, for New Year’s, we like to keep things a little more low key (and low budget). With a little creativity, it’s so easy to have a memorable New Year’s Eve, so check out my ideas…Your New Year’s Eve celebration doesn’t have to cost a lot to be memorable. Use these simple, cost-effective ideas to celebrate and ring in the new year.

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A Different Type of Christmas

So, it’s literally almost here. It’s hard to believe it, but Christmas is just two days away. The holiday season has just flown by (like it does every year), but I’d like to think that this year was a little…different.

All throughout December, our church has been participating in a series entitled “A Different Kind of Christmas” with the intention to encourage all of us to look at, participate in, and celebrate Christmas just a little differently this year. Even as Christ followers, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, in receiving presents and making cookies, in putting up lights and decorating the tree…without really getting down to the “nitty gritty” of the season itself. I know I’ve been guilty of this, and I’m sure others have to.It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Move beyond that this Christmas and celebrate a different type of Christmas this year. So, how do we make this “a different kind of Christmas” with just two days left before the big celebration? Well, there are still plenty of ways to make this year different. Here are just a few ways we’ve already made it a different kind of Christmas or how we plan to still do so…

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My Favorite Christmas Traditions

I’ve already shared what we’re doing with baby girl to make this holiday the most memorable for her (or really us), but what about me? You know, the Christmas season is my absolute favorite, so I have to throw a few things into our holiday festivities that are just for me, too. These are a few of my favorite Christmas traditions that help make our holiday season complete each year, so you better believe they’re not going undone this year either, newborn or not. 😉 (Plus, I’m convinced that if we start them early enough with Grace they’ll be a few of her favorites, too.)Christmas traditions are part of what make this season complete. Share in my favorite Christmas traditions and get an idea for a few of your own.

 

 

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