Celebrating the True Meaning of Christmas on a budget

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The Holidays, even if you budget for them, have a way of putting a strain on your wallet.  While my kids were younger,  I worked very hard to make sure they didn’t notice our limited budget by keeping Christmas a fun and active time while remaining focused on the true meaning of this holy season.

In my latest book, Frugal Seeds Christmas Edition: 101 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays on a Budget, I share many of the ways we celebrated the Christmas season while keeping our focus on the reason for the season.

I would be greatly humbled if you would take a moment to check it out.  It is now available on Amazon in paperback and e-book and can be read FREE on KindleUnlimited.  Thank you.



“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year.”

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol










71 thoughts on “Celebrating the True Meaning of Christmas on a budget

  1. a wonderful idea! As Christmas songs are already sounding on the airwaves before Thanksgiving has even happened, I am struck once again at the insistent nature of our commercially oriented culture. Thanks for offering alternatives that do not depend on spending money to satisfy the push to own more stuff.

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  2. I told my chickens about this book, and they are insisting we get a copy! I think it’s because it has “seeds” in the title, and what chicken doesn’t like seeds?!? Still, we need to be extra frugal this Christmas!

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      • You are very welcome, and by the way, I was very pleased to read “The 12 days of Christmas run from December 25th to January 5th.” (Most people seem to think these are the days leading up to December 25th rather than the days connecting Christmas and Epiphany.) Anyway, we just may be making construction paper stars, just as you suggested because we have so much to be grateful for!

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  3. Thank you for sharing!.. it is the season of giving and it is not about how much one gives but how much love is in the giving.. 🙂
    I do have your book on Kindle and look forward to reading it during the holidays!.. 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May love and laughter light your days
    And warm your heart and home
    May good and faithful friends be yours
    Wherever you may roam
    May those you love bring love back to you
    May all the wishes you wish come true
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    With joy that long endures
    May all life’s passing seasons
    Bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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  4. Oh my goodness, Wendi, you are a writer with a published book. I couldn’t be happier for you! I am so darn proud of you as well! Thank you for sharing what you have learned and may all those who read your book, put their main focus on what Christmas is really all about. Bless you!! xo

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  5. We never had the budget for huge Christmas’ with lots of toys and gifts, but it sounds like we did a lot like you, focusing on the true meaning and the true spirit of Christmas, looking for every day miracles and performing small good deeds left us missing nothing and gaining much! I don’t know how you do it. Two books and another on the way. You’re inspiring, to say the least!

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    • it sounds as if we have raised our kids in very similar ways 🙂 I hope my kiddos hold onto the simple ways as they grow older and move on.
      Thank you for your kind comments, yes, it has been a very busy year. 🙂 Wishing you and yours a very blessed Thanks-giving week.

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