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Holidays & Special Occasions Christmas-Yule-hanukkah-Kwanzaa-Winter Solstice Frugal Gift Idea from a Season Gone By

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      BiggerPiggyBank

      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
      aswell.

      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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