Welcome to my new followers Pat & Laura.
Not long now until Christmas, I have usually bought all presents before the summer, I am so disorganised this time, only got a few things for our son so far, I am not going to panic and waste money, I will seek out the bargains as always.
The last two properties we have lived in we didn't have any room for a big tree so had a table top one, it was sold before we moved as we now have room for a bigger one, we have been looking out at the car boot, but people have been asking silly money, last week someone was trying to sell one for £50 and it was nothing special, Monday night we took our son to do his weekly shop, we went to Morrisons.
6ft tree for £15.00
Good enough. We still have decorations and lights.
I try and buy a few Christmas bits every year just so its not the same year in year out.
I will use these which we got on Saturday at the carboot for £1.00
With some silver baubles as well and silver tinsel, it will be nice.
One other thing I couldn't resist up Morrisons was this glitter stag for £3.00.
I also found some sprouts for 19p.
These have been blanched and frozen ready for the big day.
I have plenty of cards and wrap, bows and tags.
I always buy the wrap and bows in the January sales.
Some of the cards and tags are recycled from old christmas cards, which is what I do every year.
The car has been in for a service this week and we looked around the retail park whilst waiting, found a few more pressies, we have three big parcels to send to family so we need to look out for things which aren't going to be to heavy to post.
Found a few tee shirts at a bargain price at Sports Direct.
The first two were originally £14.99, down to £2.00 each.
I bought this little lot the other day it cost £1.75 because I used a £10 voucher (from surveys)
So I used the sweet crust pastry to make some mince pies.
The mincemeat was bought after Christmas last year.
These are now frozen and I can just warm them through before serving.
I have been buying a few bits of the food for the stores everyweek which helps spread the cost.
So that's a start.
So how are your preparations going ?