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- March 11, 2007 at 12:24 am #238663BiggerPiggyBank
I started thinking about the most frugal gift I had given when the
contest was annoucned and couldnt come up with anything that matches
the stories posted here. However, I do want to share one impromptu
idea that I used when my daughter shared her first christmas with her
father and his family, in the year 1999.
We didnt have much then, I had just gotten laid off from my job and
had returned to school to finish my education. Our family was
receiving assitance and I had just gone grocery shopping. Times were
hard for everyone then and his family needed some extra help also. So
I decided to put together a christmas box for them.I had purchased a turkey and a ham, the store had one of those buy
one get one free type deals at the time. Into the box went the
turkey. Next I put in some canned goods, a loaf of bread, some
potatoes,a box of stuffing and gravy to complete the meal. I love
flavored coffee and mix a bag of beans with a can of really
inexpensive off brand and get the same effect. I had two cans of
coffee so one went in the box, with some peppermint flavored coffee
My daughter had made some cookies, popcorn balls and some crafts with
her grandmother earlier that day and those were added to the box as
well. When her father saw what we had done he was amazed at our
generousity and couldnt say enough to thank me. I told him it was
thanks enough that he enjoy the time with his daughter and his family
over a good meal. It felt good to share what I had, little as it was,
with someone who had less than myself. After all isnt that what
Christmas is all about anyway?
Best Regards to All, Elle
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