I try not to be a Scrooge, but I really have a strong desire to "simplify" Christmas. We worship Jesus and celebrate His birth all year long, not just on December 25th. My husband and I have had many
During this time, other non-monetary bonuses kept popping up. I "bought" Amazon gift cards with my Swagbucks balance. If you haven't signed up for Swagbucks yet, please feel free to use my link: http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/sarahrobinson. I used them to buy the really cool baseball bat and the throwing knives (these may end up being a temporary gift that is confiscated until he's a bit older!). I even had enough left over to buy a Polly Pocket helicopter, two books, and a guitar tuner. Then, Meijer had an mPerks offer for $30 off of my next general merchandise purchase. Woody from Toy Story costs $39.99, so just $9.99 after the mPerks! At this point, I am astounded that I've only spent roughly ten dollars of our "real" money on my children's Christmas gifts and gotten them everything they wanted. I bought them a few other things as well, but I didn't spend anywhere near the amount I anticipated.