I know it is July. But, I am thinking about Christmas.
Scott & I have been trying to de-clutter our home.
We accumulate so much stuff,
that we don't have the time to maintain it & even know what we have.
It doesn't seem to us that we are always buying stuff.
But, we are somehow, gathering too much stuff.
The reason why the decluttering brings me to think about Christmas is,
I like gift giving.
I love the tradition of giving generously & thoughtfully,
to show you love someone.
In our family, there are a lot of birthdays.
And, there are many, many gifts exchanged at Christmas.
I have an idea how to lessen the stuff,
but not the giving.
We are talking about doing a "Consumable Christmas".
That means, we give things that aren't going to collect dust on the shelf.
Ideas I have come up with so far
Baking a favorite treat - nice loaf of bread, a pie, a batch of cookies...
A special bottle of wine or other favorite spirit.
Gift Certificate for dinner
Labor of Love - babysitting, yard work, least favorite chore...
Special meat, beef jerky, sausages...
What do you think?
What would you do to minimize collection of stuff in gift giving seasons?