This years economy has been rough on the budget of average income families - I could tell by my card sales - not many were able to send out as many greeting cards as they usually do for the holidays.
I don't know about you , but without coupons this holiday season would have been a blitz! Since before Thanksgiving I've been using the coupons available from mailings, magazines and newspaper ads for all my Christmas shopping and I have probably saved a few hundred dollors doing it!. . . . 20% off your total purchase here,. . .50% off one regular priced item there. . . even $10 off your purchase of any sale or regular price item . . . I've used them weekly and gradually did all my shopping. There's only a few things I didn't find coupons for - so I changed what I planned to give. I am pleased with all my purchases this year and I think I'm giving bigger gifts than usual because of them!
I am the kind of person who loves to hand make her Christmas gifts , decorations, and all the trimmings. I love doing it but sometimes there just isn't enough time for all of it. I'd love for you to share here the ways you've found practical to celebrate the holidays without breaking your budget? Add them to the comments box below and they may inspire others!
I am a fabric artisan who found her passion when most grandmothers are thinking of retiring! Creating fabric greeting cards for more than 20 years, I've accumulated many quotes, quips, puns and sayings which give Kalico Kards character! After sharing my handmade cards successfully at arts and craft shows locally I was encouraged to offer them to others on the world wide web! The fabric designs and the messages on my cards are created to warm the heart and tickle the spirit of their recipient. Doing what I love is an inspiring way to work - it means making new friends and hearing their wonderful comments about how Kalico Kards have inspired their lives. It's a huge motivator. Time passes quickly when you're doing what you enjoy! Log onto my website at www.kalicokards.com and leave me a comment - I'd love hearing from you!