Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
CATHY50ISH Posts: 16
12/13/09 9:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
One Christmas I asked everyone in the family (including school age kids) to write down the ten most important things about Christmas. Not one list said the gifts! The cookies, the trips to see the lights, the music, and many more holiday traditions made to several lists. Then with limited time and money, we began the tradition of making Christmas count.

 current weight: 114.0 
GIVEUP30's Photo GIVEUP30 Posts: 28,106
12/7/09 7:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Well just got my notice today in mail my S.S. isn't going to get the cost of living which usually is what my medical is as it goes up each year...oh yes it said medicare is up so that mean grandchildren and great...are going to have to get a card with no gift certificate in I feel that all of my other close friends and what relatives I have left will also get a card this year not explain no cost of living but Christ is Wonderful and I'm wishing you all a Merry CHRISTmas...and signing the cards..if fact that's what I just finished doing 48 cards in all...I know this is the time of giving but everyone know the bills won't pay themselves. I do my voluntary jobs and food giving to help those even more unfortunate than myself...Merry Christmas

 current weight: 21.0  over
12/7/09 5:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Hey Sparkers,

"I have this Christmas-time dream that I will be able to buy a gift for every person I know. The reality is my money runs out long before my list of friends. I can get something nice for my closest family and something small for a few more relatives and close friends. I am learning to put my brain to work coming up with free experience gifts, which is basically an activity I can do with someone. I don't want to let the year go by without letting them know how much I love and appreciate them."

You can read the entire article here:

"A Fantastic Frugal Christmas - Part One" -

Okay, I know you'll have lots of GREAT ideas, please post them in the comment section of the PdxDads page as well...thanks!



Perry P. Perkins
Freelance Writer/Editor
Portland Fatherhood Examiner

Twitter: PerksBooks

Executive Chef at SimplySmartDinnerPlans

Menu Planners Spark Team:

Total SparkPoints: 2,223
SparkPoints Level 5
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other SPARK OREGON -The Official Oregon Team General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Animal lovers 12/4/2015 9:09:17 PM
choose an answer leave a choice 8/30/2015 12:04:20 PM
Anyone in the Willamette Valley? 11/10/2015 11:06:28 PM
sunny & cold 1/14/2016 11:06:17 AM
Letter to Team About New SparkPage 6/3/2016 1:08:26 PM

Thread URL:

Review our Community Guidelines

x Lose 10 Pounds by December 1! Sign up with Email Sign up with Facebook
By clicking one of the above buttons, you're indicating that you have read and agree to SparkPeople's Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy and that you're at least 18 years of age.