Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Saving Christmas - Week #1

While I usually make something for everyone for Christmas in past years, I don't always stop at just that, I usually go on to buy things to pair with those handmade gifts.  So, this year, we are finding ourselves with a tight to almost no budget for Christmas gifts since my husband is scheduled to have surgery over the holidays.  I have made it my goal to do the best I can to "Save Christmas" by making all of our gifts except a few purchases for my kids for Christmas this year.  I am going to host a Link Party so you can share your Christmas Gift Ideas on a budget.

My first gifts that I have made throughout the summer as the harvest has come in, are a variety of jams and jellies for our close family members.  We've made Cherry Rhubarb Jelly and Rasberry Rhubarb Jelly and we've made Strawberry Jam this summer.  We also have a large amount Grape Jelly that we have from last year (for whatever reason, our grapes weren't good this year) that I'm thinking about adding to them.  I'm working in mind for an idea of a handmade carrier for them, so stay tuned for that in the future!

Time for you to share what you are doing to Save Money for Christmas this year in the way of gifts.  Please link directly to your post and refer back to the Saving Christmas Liny in your post.  Also, be sure to visit others on the list and comment about all the great ideas!

I am linking up to:
Have a Homemade Christmas - Proverbs 31 Living
Penny Pinching Party - The Thrifty Home
Transformation Thursday - The Shabby Chic Cottage
Thrifty Thursday - Tales from Bloggeritaville
Making it with Allie - What's Allie Making Now?
Frugalicious Friday - Finding Fabulous
Frugal Friday - The Shabby Nest
Saturday is Crafty Day - Along for the Ride
Check Me out Saturday - A Vision to Remember


  1. Love your jam idea for Christmas gifts. I am thinking of homemade lavender bags as lavender is growing so well in my garden and has such a wonderful fragrance.

  2. Thanks for your sweet comment, I'm your newest follower! Look forward to linking up ideas and getting new ones too, great thinking!

  3. Homemade jams and jellies are always nice! I think everybody I know love them and often they don't make their own.

    I have instructions for making a neat basket out of paper grocery bags that would work nicely for putting your jars in. This is the link:


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