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With Christmas just around the corner and everyone feeling the pinch, Active Retirement Ireland have gathered some tips on how to have a festive and frugal holiday season. I tested them all during the months leading up to Christmas.
My granddaughter is not only fantastic at computers; she can also keep a secret! When my daughters Page 12 Senior Times January opened their packages over Christmas to find a collection of twenty of their favourite recipes, they were over the moon.
It was worth all the secrecy! Most of my friends love a jar of homemade jam. For my son, who loves to cook, I make a little gift basket. Last year I used a cheap colander as a basket, and threw in a jar of my tomato sauce, some very nice pasta and a wooden spoon from the supermarket.
An Italian gift basket for him. He really loves it, especially since he loves the stories I read him at bedtime whenever he stays with us. He always saves the roof for when we call over to visit them.
He knows I like the icing too! Last year I stitched together the pockets of some old pairs of denim jeans into a very unusual and cool quilt for my granddaughter. She adored it, and she told me she never wanted me to buy her a present again. Last year, I wrote a short story for my first granddaughter, starring her as the heroine.
With a little help from the librarian, I found the Irish Press from the day she was born, printed it and put it in an old frame I had around the house. My friend was delighted! This Christmas, we plan to give our children framed copies of their family tree. It took a lot of research, but all the tools to make a family tree are available online through the sites my husband subscribed to anyway.
They appreciate a handwritten card or letter as much as an expensive gift. Being able to write a heartfelt note to my son that tells him how proud I am of him allows me to save my money to buy a nicer present for my granddaughter. I framed them in some cheap frames I bought in what we used to call a pound shop, a Euro shop or what have you.
They were over the moon. I scoured second-hand bookshops for copies of and Treasure Island that looked old enough to resemble the ones they read. They were very impressed with the effort I put into getting them their gifts.
Little do they know it only cost me a few Euros. Westmeath Whatever you decide to do for Christmas, remember that the most important thing is to spend time with the people you love most, and to spare a thought for those less fortunate than you.
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