Monday, December 19, 2011

Advent Calendar for 2011-- Christmas Shopping

Advent Calendar for  2011-- Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping was an adventure of it's own. Dad always waited until Christmas Eve to go to town and get what the bargains may be.  We never spent much for Christmas but we shared friendship with our family near and far.
 Mom made some gifts and we gave canned fruit  or pies for gifts.

As stated in the previous chats, we shared with family and friends we did a lot of baking and cooking and

 I am sure if there was a special item gotten it was done ahead of time. I know in our  home as a married
 family we seldom did large items at Christmas there were gotten on Birthdays. That are spread out during
 the year so funds were more available.

  Surely the family remembers the year Dad was overseas and the older boys were in Jr. High and needed
 not just shoes for school but Gym shoes. It was an ironic situation because I ended up buying 7 pairs of
 shoes and the store sold me bedroom slippers at a massive discount. So that Christmas was shoes and slippers. We had dry feet and warm feet at night.  Being teenagers their feet seemed to grow over night
 some times.

 It is hoped that the gifts gotten were enjoyed and appreciated and used for a long period of time. One year
 Santa brought us a 19" black and white tv. The old one had died.

 Suspecting children of today have no idea what a Christmas with out ten toys under the tree was like or meant. Surely our children learned the real meaning of Christmas with the giving and sharing and attending Church.


  1. awesome I put-off buying this for months, despite positive reviews. I tried every free weather app going and eventually decided to take the plunge. Glad I did - easily the most customisable weather widget and clock on caftan and the skins are awesome!

  2. Home made gifts are the best. I make quilted gifts: place mats, wall hangings, etc. My daughter makes canned items. Yumm.