Second Hand Christmas


Four kids. A million things they want. An empty pocketbook.

The answer: Second hand Christmas.

 

Something thoughtful, from the heart can be found here just as well as the major department stores
Something thoughtful, from the heart can be found here just as well as the major department stores

My kids really don’t ask for a lot and with the move we just made, a new house was really the best Christmas present I could give them. Each child has his or her own room. Sure they’d love to have Ipods, newer, bigger flatscreen televisions and all the electronics one could hope for, but reality sets in when the bills are due. They watch us stress over each envelope.

So this year, they came to me with an idea.

Why not forfeit all the materialistic Christmas hustle bustle and buy everything second hand this year. (Within reason.) Electronics would of course have to have a warranty of some sort.

 

Pawn shops and second hand stores offer electronic warranties. If not, beware.
Pawn shops and second hand stores offer electronic warranties. If not, beware.

Clothing, on the other hand, can be found barely worn or with the tags still attached. They all agreed it would be silly to go into debt over anything more than a few simple, gently used items.

What wonderful kids!

So, the Lord has blessed me abundantly!

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  1. JasmineKyleSings December 6, 2012 — 9:48 pm

    That is a very creative thoughtful idea! Congrats on the new home! I’m sure your going to make it something special. We start buying christmas presents in June that way we are not hit with this all at once! I never thought of a second hand christmas. OH I love your visualization you use in your book. Oceans full of heads and meat thugs have made it a vegetarian night for me!!!

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