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A Collection of Favorite Christmas Ideas & Stories

by Kelly Crawford

We have a winner for the beautiful turquoise ring giveaway! Congratulations to Allison Barracco!


I hope you enjoy the collection of “Christmas Past” as I collected some favorites and put them all in one place (well the Pinterest board is new)!

Simple Christmas Series: Easy Holiday Dishes

Giving Gifts

Saving Money During the Holidays

Practical Ideas for Relieving Christmas Stress

Christmas Ideas & Money-Saving Tips

My Pinterest Craft & Gift Idea Board

Frugal Christmas & Blessings in Disguise

And–oh my goodness!–I had forgotten about this post. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did rediscovering it. Christmas is Not About Peanut Brittle (It’s so weird seeing our old house. My 5-yr.-old actually said, “Mom, where was that place?”)

Last idea: Wrap presents without spending money…

  • use brown paper bags, turned inside out–decorate with ribbon, raffia, leaves, pine cones, fingerpaint, etc.
  • use sheets of old music
  • use old maps
  • use old fabric
  • use old wall paper
  • Tuck gifts in basket, unwrapped



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Joede F December 12, 2012 - 10:17 pm

I forwarded the email on to my mothet, brother and best friend.

Christina Nicolle December 12, 2012 - 10:33 pm

Forward to my mom, freind Kimberly and sister:) so many cute ideals!

Melanie December 12, 2012 - 10:37 pm

I forwarded your newsletter to my daughter, my sister, and my mom. Thank you for this giveaway!

Kimberly Minnich December 12, 2012 - 10:51 pm

When there is good news, why stop at sharing it with just 3 people!?! 🙂 Yes, I forwarded the email to several dear ones with the hope that they too will be blessed, encouraged & challenged! Merry Christmas, Crawfords!!!

Seemly Esposito December 12, 2012 - 11:20 pm

I forward the site to 9 people on my contact list.

Jennifer Jones December 13, 2012 - 12:19 am

I forwarded the email.Thanks!

Michele December 13, 2012 - 12:41 am

Forwarded the newsletter to 3 friends. Thank you!

Hope Kuckel December 13, 2012 - 1:02 am

Thank you for the offer! I forwarded your email to three people!

Rachel December 13, 2012 - 1:41 am

I forwarded the E-mail to several people!

Theresa December 13, 2012 - 1:44 am

This was forwarded to me and I forwarded it to lots of people on my contact list!

Janet Munden December 13, 2012 - 2:11 am

I forwarded this to my mom and 2 sisters!! YAY!! Thank you!!

Michelle December 13, 2012 - 7:19 am

Forwarded!!(is that a word??) 🙂 thanks!!

Evangeline Rodriguez December 13, 2012 - 7:41 am

I forwarded the email! Merry Christmas!

Jennifer Ames December 13, 2012 - 7:41 am

I forwarded to 3 friends. Love the ring, and the other great finds!

Jordan Lohrmann December 13, 2012 - 8:49 am

I forwarded the email! Great give away! Thanks!

Homequeen December 13, 2012 - 9:36 am

I would love to enter this Giveaway. I’ve forwarded the Newsletter on to my daughter and 2 friends. Thank you very much!

Bobbi December 13, 2012 - 11:04 am

I was so happy to send this on to 4 of my friends! I love your site and am always so encouraged in my role as wife and mom! Thank you!

Allison Barraco December 13, 2012 - 3:13 pm

I did. My daughter and two friends.

Shannon December 13, 2012 - 5:43 pm

This year I am using empty feed sacks for gift wrap. They are made of brown paper and we are going to paint them with large stamps and handprints in reds and green.

Word Warrior December 13, 2012 - 5:49 pm


Jennifer December 13, 2012 - 6:43 pm

I forwarded to three people ! Have a great weekend !

Barbara Dyjak December 15, 2012 - 10:57 pm

I forwarded the newsletter to my two daughters and my daughter-in-law, all are interested in being frugal, and having fun doing it.

Sherri Bailey December 16, 2012 - 6:54 am

I forwarded your newsletter to 10 of my friends!Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Word Warrior December 17, 2012 - 5:29 pm

And the winner is…

Allison Barraco, #18! Congratulations!

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