No Margins. No Limits. No Kidding.
FIND THE REAL HOLIDAY SPIRIT
In today’s economy, let’s give up the
glitz and return Christmas to its
original status. Gifts to warm the heart
at family gatherings can be more
cheerful than overdone light displays
and extravagant giving. Inexpensive
gifts will be less embarrassing to
friends on a budget.
with family or
friends who bring food
can cut down the cost of entertaining.
It can be therapeutic to laugh together
as you economize. Try brightening the
evening with a few candles and some
music, using fewer Christmas lights.
Make last year’s decorations do, or
trade decorations with friends in
another neighborhood. Start decorating a
couple of days later, or leave the
lights turned off for a few nights.
When Christmas shopping, think sweaters,
shawls, and blankets. Such practical
gifts can help offset the high cost of
home heating. Wait for deep discounts at
high end stores or shop discount stores
where they have warm items suitable for
dogs and cats at affordable prices.
Think about a new doggy bed or kitty
tree as an economical gift; your pets
and your dog-owning friends will love
Free up your time by less shopping and
fewer gifts. Spend that extra time with
the ones you love, and in renewing old
friendships. Knowing that you put a few
dollars into the economy while turning
down so many Chinese goods should give
you some peace of mind.
Enjoy public celebrations of the Holiday
Season. Visit shut-ins and take a
homemade sweet. Take treats to your
local animal shelter. Go to a homeless
shelter to uplift their spirits and your
own. If you stop to enjoy the warmth of
a smile, the laughter of a child, the
wagging of a dog’s tail, or the soft
purring of a cat, you will be filled
with the love and peace of the Christmas
Costing nothing, these Holiday gifts to
yourself and to others are priceless.
Bad economy? Sure, but when you’re
giving of yourself, this could be the
best Holiday Season of all.
Pet Safe Christmas
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