"Already?" I asked, surprised.
"Mom, it's already November," my financially astute daughter with a degree in accounting, responded.
Oh, dear friends, here it is already November. It is time to buy, buy, buy, shop, shop, shop. Or is it? If you are like me, this holiday season finds my wallet with a lot less money inside it this year. I am having to modify my spending, which means that I will have to modify my celebrating.
Am I worried?
No, I am not. I am totally trusting God to make this the best celebration ever--just less expensive.
Stock Up Now!
Since I have been doing holiday baking and cooking for 26 years, I have a list in my head that I can shop from. If you cannot remember all the things you will need for holiday cooking and baking, then make a list and keep it in your wallet.
We go through more brown sugar, flour, white sugar, baking powder, cream cheese, yeast, canned pumpkin, olives, onion soup mix, nuts, and chocolate chips than we do the rest of the year combined. I begin to stock up on these items in October and continue until we get close to Christmas. I watch for sales, use coupons, and compare prizes. These items all store in the refrigerator, pantry, or freezer and keep well.
If you are interested in celebrating with a focus this holiday season, I encourage you to purchase Celebrate Thanksgiving where you will not only learn the entire story of the Pilgrims, but you will read devotions, prayers, Scriptures, and poems that will inspire you. This book has everything you need to make your holiday Christ-centered and meaningful with recipes, crafts, and celebrations to try out in your own home.
What a glorious reason to celebrate Thanksgiving is! How wonderful to set aside time to give thanks to Almighty God who has blessed us with so many incredible gifts. My print copy of Celebrate Thanksgiving is available at Amazon. The E-book is available at PayHip or Currlick.
Celebrate Christmas is coming soon!
Enjoy Getting Ready for Thanksgiving & Christmas!
(Meredith Ludwig Curtis)