seasons greetings

Today is our office holiday party. So in that spirit... today's post is about all things Christmas (right, how is that different from so many other posts lately?). First off, I was so very holiday productive yesterday (despite the AGAIN hour late train), with trips to two different shops I had $10 cards for, receiving and subsequent wrapping of the last two outstanding Christmas gifts*, and mailing of my contribution to a Ornament Secret Santa I'm participating in this year. I got a sweet gift from my work mommy, which I'm going to use towards items for Daisy (post-Christmas, lest I buy something that was already purchased). And now I'm going to share two things with you (the second thing is at the bottom)! First, our Christmas card this year (which hopefully everyone received by now):

It says: "Wishing you the happiest of holidays, all the joy of the season, and a bright new year! Lots of love, Travis & Megan"

I thought they turned out cute. Its fun to think that by this time next year we'll have a sweet puppy to put on that card... and maybe even a baby. Who knows!

Something else holiday on my mind (before I share something else with you). Christmas trees. I LOVE real trees. The smell, the family time spend picking out the perfect one... its all so great, and what memories! I would love to do a real tree with our kids. But, first well we need kids. And really, they need to be old enough to enjoy it. I doubt I can convince Trav to do all that work just for us in the meantime... so I was thinking a fake tree! There are some nice ones. Like this one (love the berries):

Ones with lights already on! Like this one:

What do you think? Do you think it would be worth it to get the fake tree now... use it for a few years, then pack it away, get real trees for a while, then when the kids are older (and maybe don't want to do the family tree picking thing) switch back to the fake? Of course, all this may be a non-issue if Daisy decides she wants to eat our live tree (like Kelly used to do). Plus there is the current space issue... as in, we don't have much. Ideas?

One last thing to share... this year I got the gift of one day of carbon neutrality!

Thanks to my being part of the 350 Challenge, I got this neat gift. AND I get to pass that gift on to 25 of you! Clicky, clicky... first come, first serve.

One Day from Brighter Planet

No better gift for the "greenie" in your life! :-) Nothing wrong with being a little crunchie during the holidays. Lol.

Okay back to work so that I can get all my stuff done before our holiday lunch!

PS. Need last minute gift items or stocking stuffers? Or just a big fan of Avon? A good friend of mine, Sebrina, has started selling to try and make a little bit of extra cash to help ends meet during this rough financial period. Hit up her shop for great Christmas sales!

* And now I just need to stop going online because I already bought two more little, stocking-stuffer type gifts today. Not to mention already starting a list of things I want for my birthday and things I'm totally going to buy Trav for his birthday (in case you forgot, those are 9 months and 6 months away, respectively). There is too much cool stuff out there, so I just need to stop looking. And thanks so much to those of you who have "holiday suggestions" posts. Really.

1 comment:

  1. I have odles of stuff to say! :D First off - We got your card a week or so ago. I love it! How did you do it? Do you have a program.. or did you take it somewhere? I would love to do that, but always seems I run out of money this time of the year, especially this year.

    I know exactly what you mean about the x-mas tree. I actually thought of buying a fake tree as well, a small one b/c our apartment is so small. But after watching loads of Planet Green I discovered a new and cool way of doing the tree thing. A fake tree uses a LOT of resources to produce, therefore not being so green. There's actually trees you can buy that still have the roots intact, that way when holiday season is over you can plant it! I really wanted to do this this year, but seeing I have no funds for it. I'll have to wait for next year. And since we don't have a yard, I was thinkin' about asking my parents to plant it there! So if you want to be Green about your tree... get a tree with the roots yet :) I love the idea and can't wait to do it next year!

    Congrats on the Carbon neutrality!! That is extremely exciting and I'm happy for you! I'm sure I shrank my footprint in the past 2 months or so. At least I can only hope! :)

    Also, much thanks for putting my web address on your post :) It means a lot to me you're trying to get my name out there. Thank you ssoooo sooo sooooooooo much! Love ya hun!


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