Hello there ...
Hope the festive few days was all you had hoped it would be.
We had a nice break .. nice company .. nice food .. all very nice.
(Do you like my pretty Christmas Roses ... a little Christmas Day posy from a Gentleman friend .. blooming like crazy in his garden...)
But to be honest .. I've had enough of it .. there is only so much sitting around a Girl can do ...
I find it all a bit boring.
So this morning I took down the Christmas cards .. lots of pretty ones this year .. such a waste just to put them in the recycling bin.
How about a Thrifty Snippet .... not had one for a few weeks ...
and I know we all love Thrifty Snippets...
I cut the front of the card from the backs ..
and any part of the design/picture that lends itself to a Gift Tag shape ... is cut into a gift tag.
I found a bit of odd blue embroidery thread and poked some through the 'tags' ready for attaching to next years gifts.
I only cut a few tags .. enough for next year ..
And the rest of the scrap card ... backs of cards etc .. any plain blank pieces I keep for my shopping lists and whatnot.
I find they are an ideal size to slip in my bag .. and sturdier .. they don't crumple up in the bottom of the bag as flimsy paper has a habit of doing.
Me .. being me .. and a bit 'obsessive' as Hubby P would have it .. or 'careful' ... as I like to think.
I have a list in my hand as I shop and as I put things in the trolley I write the price on my list and add up as I go along .. stiff card is easier to use/write on than paper.
After all I have only so much money in my purse .. my intention was to spend just X amount ..
so a Girl has to do her sums ...
or else a Girl ends up in a right pickle with her money ...ha ha!
So Thrifty it is folks .. lets try and hit the New Year running .. with as few a debts as possible ..
New Year.. New start ...
So lets share our Thrifty Snippets .. and aim for a Healthier and Wealthier New Year...