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Old November 6 2010, 04:41 AM   #91
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

I have to do my Christmas present organising early - little miss trampledamage's birthday is Dec 10th and young master trampledamage's birthday is Jan 15th, so once we get to about mid-November anyone else in the family who I haven't bought for doesn't get anything until February because I'm just not thinking of anything but birthday parties and organising Christmas day.

Thank goodness for internet-shopping - it makes an emigre's life a lot easier!
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Old November 6 2010, 04:50 AM   #92
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I can't really afford Christmas gifts this year, at least not in the traditional sense, so everyone gets muffin baskets that I have baked myself. Blueberry, Pumpkin and Chocolate chip.
I think this is a lovely idea. I'm also going to do some baking (I always do), and I'm thinking of diving into my yarn stash and knitting some hats, gloves and scarves, provided I can find the time. I already have the yarn and the patterns so they will be cheap and cheerful gifts in that sense.

Daniel, I'm sorry I couldn't come up with any better ideas. With such a crafty mother and sister no wonder you feel the pressure!
Thank you, macloudt! You have the gift of knitting then. That one really comes in handy around winter time, and what great gifts you'll make!
Which reminds me; I was surprised, yesterday, when I told my friends I didn't have the money for gifts this year and that I hoped they liked muffins. One of my friends jumps up and says "woohoo!". I laughed and told him he didn't have to spare my feelings and he said, "I'm not! I'm diabetic and all the low sugar muffins I buy from the store taste like $#!%! Your muffins actually taste good!".
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Old November 6 2010, 09:55 AM   #93
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

Today I will be buying Christmas cards. More usefully, I have also made a selection of Christmas avatars for the board.
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Old November 6 2010, 10:28 AM   #94
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Old November 6 2010, 04:22 PM   #95
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Ah, Christmas cards. Is this a dying custom? It sure seems like it. My parents still receive some, but pretty much everyone in the family has stopped sending them. Since moving out on my own 6 years ago I have only received about 2 Christmas cards a year, both from my grandmas! I've never sent them out myself. Friends my age would probably think it strange if they received one from me. Maybe they are a thing meant to send out when you are older and have made more connections throughout life.
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Old November 6 2010, 06:12 PM   #96
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I'm sending out Christmas cards for the first time this year. I'm 25, but I have a few friends my age who send cards. Maybe it's more common down here in the deep South...
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Old November 6 2010, 06:15 PM   #97
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Unless there is money included, I have no interest in receiving Christmas cards. I know it's Christmas. I don't need Hallmark to remind me.
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Old November 7 2010, 03:55 AM   #98
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No one I know even sends Christmas cards anymore. I kind of miss it.
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Old November 7 2010, 03:58 AM   #99
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I send Christmas cards! I love doing that.
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Old November 7 2010, 04:18 AM   #100
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Most of my family sends cards.

I just finished a Christmas cross stitch:



It's supposed to be an ornament, but it's too big. I'm going to make it into a cover for a small Christmas memory/recipe book.
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Old November 7 2010, 04:23 AM   #101
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^ That is so cute!
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Old November 7 2010, 05:41 AM   #102
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I love it, Kira's Mom! It would be perfect for a recipe book. I plan on making gingerbread men for treat bags this year.
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Old November 7 2010, 03:56 PM   #103
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Most of my family sends cards.

I just finished a Christmas cross stitch:



It's supposed to be an ornament, but it's too big. I'm going to make it into a cover for a small Christmas memory/recipe book.
That's such lovely, neat work.

I didn't realise that the tradition of sending Chrismas cards was falling out of fashion. I like sending cards to people I don't see much of and like to keep in touch with.
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Old November 7 2010, 04:03 PM   #104
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Old November 7 2010, 05:27 PM   #105
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I didn't realise that the tradition of sending Chrismas cards was falling out of fashion. I like sending cards to people I don't see much of and like to keep in touch with.
I think one of the reasons they are falling out of fashion is because people now keep in touch with people they don't see much through the internet. When I was a kid we used to get Christmas cards full of descriptions of what happened in that family's life that year, how the kids were doing, the big changes that happened. But now you can find all that stuff out by looking at updates on Facebook, so to send out a card with that information would be kind of redundant. I'm not sure if the change is for the better or worse, but it's different.
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