Christmas in our house was truly beautiful. With Dave's mum visiting from England it was extra special. The kids were so appreciative with every gift, something that really comes with age. Keiran kept stopping opening gifts and would sneak off to starting a drawing or playing with something he just opened. Then he'd come back to join us and open another gift.
Cerys's large gift was 100% thrifted. My nearly 12 year old girl has discovered a love of music this last year. Avril Lavigne is her favorite. We have picked picked up nearly all her CDs at thrift stores and yard sales. Cerys discovered that Avril has her own clothing line called Abbey Dawn. They used to sell them at Kohl's but now you can only get them from Avril's website or Amazon (not with Prime). Right after Thanksgiving I found a woman selling a large collection of Abbey Dawn clothes in Salinas through Craigslist. I emailed her and asked if I could buy the collection (which came to around $53) and pay for shipping plus a little extra for having to go to the post office etc.. She emailed me back and said that she would be happy to do that. My entire cost for a packed medium priority box full of clothing was $65. Yesterday Cerys opened up her gift and discovered many t-shirts, a hoodie and jeans. It felt so good to have thrifted her present and to see her so excited about it. Throughout Christmas day I think she wore every item that was in that box.
There wasn't a single yard sale this last weekend and I didn't make it to any thrift stores. Just maybe someone will have one on New Years weekend. I'm hoping.....
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