Well, we did it. We made it through Christmas without buying anything new!
We had ‘alternative’ Advent calendars
I had a small rant about Christmas and ‘stuff’
We made a Christmas tree from egg boxes (Which I am sure you are all very sick of me banging on about!)
A peg star to go on top
A wreath for the front door from baubles
An Inn-keeper’s costume for the Pre-School nativity play
And all the presents were either homemade or we found them secondhand-here are just a few..!
I’m pretty sure this was hubby’s favourite present from me…
Not to mention batches of fudge, mince pies, Christmas cookies, bath bombs, festive Rocky Road, and a Christmas cake which I decided needed a crocheted trim (I didn’t have piece of ribbon long enough, what else what I supposed to do…?!)
and Chelsea buns for breakfast on Christmas morning
followed by turkey with all the trimmings!
We have had a fabulous time, and I can honestly say that having a Make Do and Mend Christmas has made this Christmas even more special. I said at the beginning of December that all I really wanted was the chance for the family to spend some time together, and do all the things that families do at Christmas, like eat too much, make lots of poo and fart jokes (or is that just my family..?) bicker, play stupid games, laugh, hug…and we did all of that.
We have had a bit of a pants year as a family, and we have no idea what next year will bring, so it was important for us to all make the effort to get together and celebrate being together this year, and I’m so glad we did.
But now, please can I have a sleep…?