How to have the thriftiest holiday ever…
I’m sure you have all heard about Oprah’s Favorite Things show that she puts on every holiday season, well this year it was a little bit different, it was How to have the Thriftiest Holiday ever, since alot of us are trying to find way’s to save money due to our struggling economy (think recession) Oprah thought it would be great to show how we can give things from our heart.
I haven’t watched Oprah in a long, long time but, I kept hearing on our radio station about the show today & how people were not all that happy about being in her audience since in previous years she gave away ALOT of amazing gifts, well I think they missed the point.
Here is some things I wrote down in case you missed the show & I’m sure you can go to www.oprah.com to watch the show & see all the neat things she talked about.
Gratitude Boxes – when you have your family & friends over for Christmas dinner put boxes at each place setting & than after dinner have your guests write heartfelt sentiments to eachother & than you put them in their boxes & when they leave for the evening they each will have a beautiful box to take home with them.
Ideas: “My Holiday Wish for You”, “What I love about you”, “Thank you for…”
You can download the cards here, so all you have to do is print them out & cut them out.
You can also download some Holiday Hits from Oprah’s website found here & CD cover & label.
Treasure Boxes – purchase a treasure box or something cool to hold all of your kid’s artwork, mementos, etc that you have kept over the years, decorate the box, do whatever you like. I thought this was a wonderful idea, you could even start it now & have something to store everything in so your kid’s can look thru it as they are growing up, I know this is something my kid’s would absolutely love.
“The words from your heart mean more to people than anything you can buy.” – Oprah Winfrey