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I start my Christmas shopping early.... I always buy my paper and cards at the after Christmas sales., and also can pick up items like cookie tins, ornaments and candles really cheap. Then throughout the year I buy as I find articles on sale. I have 2 huge boxes of gifts and and a never ending supply of card of cards and paper right now. It is also a surprise to see what I have gotten throughout the year....It is fun and saves time and money..
If you have a credit card that gives you rewards such as gift cards for accumulated points, save them all up until December then cash them in. I have done this the last couple of years and gave the gift cards as presents or got them for myself then purchased Christmas presents at the store using the gift card.
The best thing about this is that no one will ever know!
I buy Sorrento and Spring salads and baby spinach, all in cellophane. I'd place a paper towel in an opened bag to absorb moisture and fold the opened end, but the greens began to rot soon. A few nights ago, I opened a Spring mix and tossed it back in the refrigerator with no towel and without folding the edge. Two days later the greens were as crisp as they'd been when purchased. An opened spinach is also crisp. Proof that evaporation is more effective than absorption in a closed bag?
preserving greens and saving money
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