Setting Up the Tree

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We had a delicious Thanksgiving dinner and wonderful company!  I did some Black Friday shopping with 2 of my friends.  I really needed to get some new clothes for the boys so we went to Old Navy.  I find it a lot easier to buy clothes for them at the store than on-line.  I didn’t do a lot of other shopping.  The kids haven’t asked for much and I think I can find better deals on Slickdeals

I got a few great deals already on Slickdeals.  I like to use this time of year to stock up our birthday present closet.  Whenever I find good deals on kids toys, I buy them.  Then when the kids have a birthday party to attend, I let them pick something out of the closet.

We also got our Christmas tree today!  We go to a tree farm near our house where you get to cut down the tree yourself.  It was especially pleasant this year because the weather was unusually warm.  Every year, we watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation or A Christmas Story when we decorate the tree.  And decorating the tree is very special for us.  We buy ornaments whenever we go on vacation.  So we get to remember all of our vacations as we decorate the tree.

Also after New Year’s, I check the Hallmark store every day to catch when the ornaments go 75% off.  That usually happens less than a week after New Years.  I buy many ornaments.  I let the boys pick out a couple for themselves.  And I save a couple for our annual holiday party at our house where we have an ornament exchange.

This year we are starting a new tradition.  We bought the boys an artificial Christmas tree.  We’re going to keep it in their room.  And we are letting them decorate it with all of the ornaments we’ve collected for them over the years.

I hope you all have a great holiday season!  Make sure you check Slickdeals a lot.  You can even set up email alerts if you’re looking for something specific.  And I’m sure Woot will have a Woot-off on Monday!

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