Wednesday, December 15, 2010

15 Wicked Cheap Christmas Activities

I know that it can seem like money flies out the door this time of year...but here are some Christmas activities you can do either by yourself, or with others that cost little to nothing:  

1. Cut out paper snowflakes for your home or work space.  

2. Watch a Christmas movie (A Christmas Story is our favorite Christmas movie here!)  

3. Make a new ornament for your tree.

4. Make Christmas cookies (these chocolate crinkles are our favorites).  

5. Open (or give) a small present early!  Kids always love this one.    

6. Pick out a toy to donate to Toys for Tots (we've heard in the news that they are very low on toys this year, sadly). 

7. Make a hand made card for just one special person and mail it. 

8. Attend tree-lighting ceremonies or church dinners (which are usually free, sometimes they request a small donation). 

9. Have some hot cocoa.  

10. Read a favorite Christmas story.  

11. Go sledding on a big hill (if you live in an area with snow.  Can you believe we have no snow yet? Handy Boy is pretty bummed about this...)  

12. Have a snowball fight, or build a snowman  

13. Drive around your neighborhood to look at Christmas lights.   

14. Go to see Santa Claus at the mall.  Just watching kids talk with Santa is fun.  

15. Make some Christmas cookies and take them to someone who may not have family nearby.
    Do you do any of these activities?  Which are your favorites? 

    Linking to: The Thrifty Home/ Coastal Charm/ A Little Knick Knack/ The Shabby Nest/ Beyond the Picket Fence/ Tales from Bloggeritaville


    Betty said...

    I just finished a big batch of peppermint bark, using up a bunch of candy canes that were bought after Christmas last year. And I like to listen to old Christmas records. But my favorite, and I don't care about the cost, is driving around to see the Christmas lights. Sadly, there seem to be fewer houses lighting up each year.

    gen said...

    Like the Christmas songs ehhehe. I am a new follower from Thrifty Thursday blog hop. Hope you can stop by my place. Thanks.

    Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

    Great ideas! We made snowflakes the other night, it was both super fun and frustrating for those of us who never ended up with more than a half a snowflake after our cutting ;-)

    Meg said...

    All wonderful ideas! I love driving around looking at lights! It's frustrating for my husband because I'm always yelling at him to turn around or go a different direction because I see better lights! Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing!

    I hope you can join my vintage tag giveaway going on now!

    Linda @ A La Carte said...

    Love your ideas! I have gave to Toys for Tots this year. All my kids are grown so I mostly do small things to keep up the Christmas spirit. I have cookie baking planned for this week. I love to listen to Christmas music.

    Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

    What a great list, we will have to try a few--thanks for sharing.

    Donnie said...

    We have been a bit low key this Christmas and have done just a few of your helpful hints. Mainly around hot chocolate and cookies.

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