Recycled Christmas!

29 Nov

The Christmas season is upon us again, and now that decorating time has arrive once more, my thoughts turn to Christmas 2009. My husband and I had just moved into a new house and were rather poor as I had just quit my job, so we decided to dub the celebrations a “recycled Christmas”. I got my hands busy and folded myself what seemed like hundreds of origami stars out of newspaper, then stringing them together to make a long garland. I also publicly embarrassed myself my husband at gatherings with friends by pilfering all used red or silver soda cans from the table and smuggling them home. From those I cut stars which were used to decorate the tree (a similar method can be found here). A tree skeleton (an elm branch, I think!) painted white served as our regal tree that year. It was the best Christmas!
Every year since I have craved another recycled Christmas, but now with the super prevalence of Pinterest and with Little Bug incubating in my tummy (and therefore the need to save the dollars), I feel it is the right time to revive the recycled Christmas! Let’s see what comes out this year.

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One Response to “Recycled Christmas!”

  1. heididmedina November 29, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    For some reason those Christmas’s were we don’t have as much are always the fondest in our memories. I think it’s because we experience the true meaning of Christmas which isn’t about spending crazy amounts of money for gifts and just enjoying the season. My favorite Christmas was as a kid when my parents didn’t have money for extra gifts and they gave my sister and I our favorite food treat. I got a gallon jar of pickles and she got the biggest bag of Doritos they could find.

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