In late 2008, the financial rug was pulled out from underneath us. Within eight months, all aspects of our lives had dramatically changed. New school and friends for our children. New home and town for all of us, and a new job for my husband. Then in the fall of 2010, that new job? Vanished. It was a scary time. A virtual 18 months of non-stop Halloween. Like Sally up there, I found myself waiting on God to appear and acknowledge me, perfect my fears and clean my house. Despite my attitude, He was gracious. Family and friends were beyond generous. And the library welcomed me to borrow their beauty, keep the knowledge and can you believe this ~ were thrilled when I kept coming back each week to borrow their beauty again. And through that dark time, I found my passion. Our path is much brighter now, but by choice I spend less and snuggle with my family more. My time (and money) has been beautifully redeemed.
What if there was a meaningful way to celebrate the upcoming holiday without spending and still feel like you have gone all out for your family?
The library has you covered.
Watch Charlie Brown get rocks while his friends get candy.
Listen and dance the Monster Mash while freaking out your kids.
Cook up terrifying treats ~ I can actually do this without even trying.
Read sweet and silly, spooky and scary stories in bed with your children.
Country Living Happy Halloween, Martha Stewart Halloween, Halloween Party Favorites, Halloween's Gravest Hits, Ghoulish Goodies, The Big Book of Halloween, It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, The Halloween Kid, A Very Brave Witch, Tell Me A Scary Story But Not Too Scary, Boo Bunny, Charlie and Lola What Can I Wear For Halloween, Casper, The Dog Who Saved Halloween, Madeline's Halloween and Other Spooky Tales, The 13 Days of Halloween.
How do you make the holidays meaningful without spending money?