Well, we did it. We made it through Christmas without buying anything new!
We had ‘alternative’ Advent calendars
I had a small rant about Christmas and ‘stuff’
We did a Gift Exchange with the lovely Pugh family from A year without supermarkets
We made a Christmas tree from egg boxes (Which I am sure you are all very sick of me banging on about!)
A peg star to go on top
Upcycled and homemade decorations
A wreath for the front door from baubles
An Inn-keeper’s costume for the Pre-School nativity play
And all the presents were either homemade or we found them secondhand-here are just a few..!
I’m pretty sure this was hubby’s favourite present from me…
Not to mention batches of fudge, mince pies, Christmas cookies, bath bombs, festive Rocky Road, and a Christmas cake which I decided needed a crocheted trim (I didn’t have piece of ribbon long enough, what else what I supposed to do…?!)
and Chelsea buns for breakfast on Christmas morning
followed by turkey with all the trimmings!
We have had a fabulous time, and I can honestly say that having a Make Do and Mend Christmas has made this Christmas even more special. I said at the beginning of December that all I really wanted was the chance for the family to spend some time together, and do all the things that families do at Christmas, like eat too much, make lots of poo and fart jokes (or is that just my family..?) bicker, play stupid games, laugh, hug…and we did all of that.
We have had a bit of a pants year as a family, and we have no idea what next year will bring, so it was important for us to all make the effort to get together and celebrate being together this year, and I’m so glad we did.
But now, please can I have a sleep…?
Well done, brilliant results!
Wahoo – well done you, youve really acheived such a lot in the short space of time youve being doing your Make Do and Mend year (btw Ive given you a mention on my blog today as well) Long may it continue and may 2013 bring you all you dream of. :o)
Thankyou so much Jo, for your kind words and your mention! Wishing you all the best (and a fabby new job :)) for 2013
Well done! Just goes to show you can have fun without spending loads of money 🙂
Thanks Josie-Mary. Hope you had a great Christmas 🙂
Well done! Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas!! Alice xx
Thanks Alice-hope you had a great one too!
So impressive. You should be very proud of yourself for not falling victim to Christmas and its spending excesses and wastefulness. Bravo!
Thanks Claire. Hope you’ve had a great Christmas, and are looking forwards to 2013 🙂
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