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To save time year after year, save all Christmas cards received and start an electronic database on your computer. Then print out all address labels and use pinking shears or decorative scissors to cut the labels out into charming shapes to place on your Christmas card envelopes from now on! Makes it so much easier! Consider inviting friends over to 'CARD POOL' and address cards together with some wine and cheese and music for a good time to get in the holiday spirit.
You may decorate a simple wrap with pine or holly sprigs or pine cones and tie it up with rustic twine, yarn or inexpensive white and red string for a natural looking gift wrapping.
Remember to shred used wrapping paper for stuffing boxes or baskets. So pretty! If mailing a gift you may use newspaper shredded if needed rather than buying packing peanuts in some cases!
There are also Entertainment books for every area and they usually offer great BOGO deals. For young families, going out is an expense they can't afford. You might even offer to babysit so they can have a date together to use their coupons.
For young or old, a membership to a museum for the year gets them a free pass to interesting entertainment, or you can give tickets to concerts, screenings, favorite restaurant or a club they like (gym, fitness, yoga, spa, etc) and sites like Groupon and Living Social offer great deals for events and products!
Lastly, remember that this is a holiday is an entire season and not just one day. Don't try to do everything at once and lose the magic of this season. Take time to enjoy your precious loved ones who make the holidays special for you and remember to be grateful you have them!
I hope you can find at least one new idea out of all these ideas to enhance your holiday this year!Happy Holidays to all!