This will be his first Christmas, sort of. He was born December 22nd so the technical first one he was only three days old. Last Christmas he was with his "father". He had taken off with him without my daughters consent, this happened while my daughter was in the military, to Texas so we didn't get to see him for his first birthday or Christmas. It took Tash and my mom going back to Texas in the middle of the night by surprise to get him back and that wasn't able to happen until January because of the military. It was a very rough time for all of us especially for his mom.
But this year he his home and I want to make it as special as possible. I can't give him much in the line of gifts as money is absolutely horrible for us right now. So the only real plan for a gift I have for him is to make him a blanket. It's not much but knowing how much he loves "blankies I know he will love it all the same. And to be able to see his face come Christmas morning is all that matters to me. So I just have to make it special in different ways. Decorating the house to the tilt. Making Christmas cookies so he can help decorate them. And anything else that I might come up with between now and then.
Tash was upset that she wouldn't be able to buy him anything for Christmas, but I explained to her that it will be fine and everything will work out. Guess I'm one of those people that knows it will all work out in the end. Is it going to be the best Christmas he could have, well in monetary ways no it won't, but we have to find other ways of making it the best for what we have. There is a special little show that a local casino puts on that is free so I am definitely going to take him to that as well. It's a little ice skating thing about a princess and I think he would enjoy that.
If anyone should have any suggestions to help make this little boys Christmas a special one that doesn't cost any money I would love to hear them.
I am slowly getting the Christmas excitement. I was a little bummed that I packed all my card making supplies as I really enjoy making Christmas cards for everyone each year. Then I remembered that I had saw someone make postcards out of polymer clay, so that is how I am going to make my cards this year. Hey maybe it will start a new tradition.
On a more somber note. Today would have been my hubbys 44th birthday. I have to admit I kept it out of my head most of the day. Some times I just have to keep those thoughts on the back burner to make it through a day, especially ones like today. But none the less I just have to take a moment to say Happy Birhtday baby!! I love you and miss you everyday!!
To pose a question to all those out there in the blogger world....
What is something you do for Christmas that doesn't cost a dime that you couldn't imagine not doing? What are some of your "free" traditions?
May your day be filled with smiles and blessings!!