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Merry CHRISTmas!

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Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love all the glittery lights, the festive decorations, and the many parties we will attend with friends and family. But more than that, I love what this season is all about.

It's not about the latest and greatest Christmas present. It's not about who has the best decorated house or the tastiest Christmas dish. No. This season is about the birth of a baby, and not just any baby, but the Lord Jesus Christ who was born so that I could one day go to Heaven and be with the Father.

My kids and I make this time of year more special than any other, and we always make sure that we reflect the Lord in everything we learn and in everything we do. This newsletter will have lots of great links to help you do the same this year. Make this season all about Christ, which is what it was meant for to begin with!

All of us here at Econobusters want to wish you the very best Christmas ever. . . and remember. . . Jesus IS the reason for the season!

Merry CHRISTmas,

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2 Special Freebies THIS month only!

This month, when you order the December Digest, we are including 2 special holiday freebies!

Not only will you get the December Digest, but you will also receive Sheri Graham's newest E-Book, Homemade Holiday Gift Mixes (it's jam packed with over 200 pages), and The Urban Homemaker's E-Book Holiday Open House: Open Your Heart and Your Home.

The best part about all of this, is that this WHOLE kit only costs $4.95!

Click HERE to order yours today!
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Oops I Craft My Pants

This website has become one of my very favorite for finding items that need a little revamping or updating.

Recently, Erika purchased a cardboard deer at a craft store for only $.50. With a little modge podge and some gold glitter, she turned her 50 cent find into an adorable Christmas decoration!

The story of her fallen Christmas tree will indeed give you a good laugh.

And I am sure that this re-purposed crayon post will be right up your alley if you have kids (or adults) who love to color!

Be sure and stop by and let Erika know that Molly sent you over to say hi and check out her website!

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The Big Black Book~What The Christmas Tree Saw

The Big Black Book -
What the Christmas Tree Saw
from Healthy Life Press

Just in time for Christmas--a story you will want to read and enjoy, and if you have young children, a story you will want to read and enjoy with them on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day . . . or both! The Christmas tree enters the world of humans, happy and hopeful to discover wonderful things about Christmas that he's heard whispered by other trees in the forest. What he sees and learns serves as a year-round reminder of the importance of the Book in which the Christmas story appears.

Click here to get your free E-Book.

Paper Leaf Project Recipe of the Week
Candy Cane Cookies

One of my very favorite Christmas stories is The Candy Maker's Gift. We read it every year during the holidays.

While searching the Disney Family Fun website the other day, I found this cookie recipe for candy cane cookies. Click HERE to print your copy.

While you are at it, you can go to this website that has other poems, songs, and recipes that reflect the meaning of the candy cane as well.

Photo courtesy of Family Fun website.
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Make a Nativity Silhouett

I found a new website called That Artist Woman. She has the most incredible crafts and such on her blog.

While there, I found this tutorial on making your very own nativity silhouette.

Be sure and get on over there and find out how you can make one as well.
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Lots of cool links about the birth of Jesus.

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December Digest Molly's Money Saving Digest
December-- Comfort and Joy for CHRISTmas

Our Christmas gift to you. . .

during December ONLY, receive the latest E-Book from Sheri Graham, E-Book: Homemade Gift Mixes (200+ pages!!) AND The Urban Homemaker's E-Book: Holiday Open House--Open Your Heart and Your Home with your purchase of Molly's December Digest! Just in time for Christmas! A link to the bonus E-Books will be available after checkout.

With so much to do and less than a month to get it all done, the December Molly's Money-Saving Digest E-Book shows you exactly how to get those loose ends all wrapped up--in December, or any time of the year!

Get excited about giving to others! Make some spectacular gifts yourself quickly and easily. Enjoy phenomenal tips to keep the holiday season stress-free right into January as you put Molly's ideas to good use! Return to the Digest to use them all year long.

Tucked neatly within the pages of Molly's Digest, you'll find truly unique, money-saving gifts to warm aching muscles or provide emergency light, bringing your thoughtfulness to mind long after Christmas. Gifts to reach the heart through taste buds--from dessert to bread and snacks, or cleaning recipes you and your gift recipients will appreciate!

Monthly Feature-- "Comfort and Joy for Christmas" will be exactly what your family feels when you simplify and minimize. Be courageous this Christmas and eliminate obligation and guilt, consider family gift-giving, agreeing to end gift exchanges or to make homemade gifts-Molly tells you how! Enjoy comfort and joy all year long as you put these ideas to continued good use in your gift giving.

  • Eight Frugal Family Gifts will ignite creativity in your entire family.
  • Twelve Generic but Sensible Gift Ideas are incredibly fun to personalize!
  • Ten Fabulous and Frugal Foodie Gifts provide the thoughtfulness of both time and taste to friends and family!
  • Let's Get Together! Make hosting a holiday brunch much simpler than you ever imagined!
  • All the Trimmings includes tips for decorating, wrapping, and all the holiday trimmings with a thrifty perspective.

"Above all, relax, refocus, and realize that Christmas is about Christ's birth . . . not about staging a magazine-perfect production and trying to meet unrealistic expectations-financially or otherwise. Take the holiday back-for faith, family, and friends. Resolve to keep it simple and sweet."

Order your copy of Molly's Money-Saving Digest today!

We Want to Hear From You!

We are currently in the process of getting ideas for upcoming newsletters for 2010. What would you like us to write about?

If you have any ideas for future newsletters for the winter months, email them to me with "newsletter" as the subject line.

Until next week!
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