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Left-Right Christmas Gift ExchangeThe soon-to-be here Christmas holiday often has people wondering how to do a gift exchange. Here's a fun way that's good for parties, group gatherings, teens and adults: Have everyone bring a gift ($10 or less) and sit in a big circle holding their gift.
Tomato Cage As Outdoor Christmas TreeThese "trees" are great for apartment balconies as well. Take a tomato cage, turn it upside down, and bend the legs into the center. Wind one or two strands of Christmas lights around, securing with ordinary twist ties and voila! A Christmas Tree.
Apply Early if Needing Help for the HolidaysI have seen several requests for help for the holidays. While volunteering, I learned that some agencies in this area require that you apply for help in early November or even late October.
Watch for Extra Charges when Shipping PackagesTo save money on shipping for the holidays, ship from the Post Office. Almost all other places that accept packages, though very convenient, also have a handling charge.
Pre-lit Tree Lights Turning Off and On?My pre-lit tree has one section of lights that goes on, then off for about 5 minutes, then back on for about 3 minutes. Any suggestions?
Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends?I'm an 18 year old college freshman, and I'm really worried about gifts this year. I want to get some girls [and guys] I'm friends with small, cheap, and meaningful gifts that they can use and love.
Frugal Christmas Gift for Boyfriend?My boyfriend is 22 and I'm 16. We've been together for 16 months. He has a really good job and a lot of money and he plans on spending a lot of money on me for Christmas. I don't have a job since I'm still in high school, but I wanna buy him something.
Cleaning a Jewelry Christmas Tree?I have a jewelry Christmas Tree that was made by my husband's grandmother. It was never put behind glass so the jewelry is very dirty. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could clean it?