Thursday, October 27, 2011

$100 Christmas

Recently I was getting a little worried I wouldn't be able to achieve my $100 Christmas plans. I wrote down who I needed to buy for, what I had on hand, what I wanted to make and where I needed to spend money.

I had wrapping paper, tape, cards, a few gifts and lots of craft items to make presents but felt I needed to spend something or maybe my gifts wouldn't be appreciated.

To give you an idea I have about 16 nieces and nephews, parents on both sides of the family, my husband, kids and a few other little gifts to give.

I have already made baubles for my nieces, nephews and my daughters which you can check out by clicking here.

I have my Oma's present, a puzzle from my present box.

I have my little brothers present. I got a hair product free with clippers we bought earlier in the year, which happens to be the one he uses and worth $20.

My little sister is now done with some things she will like. I can't say, as she occasionally reads this!

I am in love with pinterest. I have found so many great ideas from it and the images link to tutorials so it is easy to make them. I have created so many boards, but the main ones I am using for inspiration are For My Daughters and Gift Ideas and Getting Crafty

I have so many ideas, it is hard choosing what to do.

I am thinking pillow case dresses, head bands, hair clips and ties for my daughters. Some headbands and things for my nieces, felt Santa's for my nephews. I realise there is only 2 months to Christmas so I need to get cracking!


Oh, another thing for my daughters is a signed photo from their favourite Disney character. We wrote letters the there day and I found some stamps I had from when one of my friends lived in the USA and we wrote (yes, snail mail!) so I am using them to post the letters. Did you know if you write a letter to your favourite Disney Character they will send a signed photo back? Write to Walt Disney World 
Communications p.o. box 10040 Lake Buena Vista, fl 32830-0040

So how are your Christmas plans coming?

3 comments :

  1. Way to go! You are doing great. We are down sizing Christmas heaps this year. I've got lists of what I want to get the kids and its not all that much and since I no longer buy for anyone else really its been pretty much stress free. I'm going to give my hubby 12 preplanned dates with letters explaining why each was chosen and thats about all we are going to do.

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  2. Was planning on $100 xmas but got distracted by supercute mickey and minnie for Jangles kids... haha
    LOVE that DIsney Idea though! totally awesome!

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  3. Thanks guys. Glad to see more people down sizing it. lol Jac @ getting distracted.

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