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All I Want For Christmas is January

by Sierra on December 13, 2009 · 6 comments

in green living,money

I’m feeling pretty bah humbug this year. I’m tired, broke and grouchier about the weather than usual. The holiday season feels less like a joyful opportunity to reconnect and more like a train wreck of social, family and financial obligations.

But tis the season, so I’m bucking up and doing my frugal best to be festive. I’ve written quite a few gift guide articles for other people this year, not to mention letters to Santa.

Here’s my ABC guide to what I would like to get this Christmas:

Art: It’s my poorly advertised ambition to fill my house with beautiful artwork. In the past year, I’ve received gorgeous pieces from Molly Tomlinson, Nica Davidov and Rachel Silber. You who are artists, or inclined to shop for art: keep me in mind. I’m easy to please and a very appreciative audience.

Babysitting: Last year, Martin arranged a year’s worth of monthly dates for us with friends offering babysitting credits. This was THE BEST THING EVER. I would cheerfully take it again. And again. This is a great gift for me, and probably ever other parent.

Charity: I have a guest post up on Get Rich Slowly today about the value and importance of charitable giving. If you’re interested in giving on my behalf, or anyone else’s, check out Rowan’s terrific guide to charitable gift programs.

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  • http://legendaryduck.wordpress.com/ Andromeda

    Babysitting! I would totally trade babysitting. (Not sure what the protocol/exchange rate is when people have unequal numbers of kids, but I'm sure there are reasonable options.)

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  • http://childwild.com Sierra

    totally. we should talk.

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  • http://mikeadamick.com/ cryitout!

    Oh my word — fantastic title to this post! I peed myself. (Hope your month is getting better!)

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  • http://mikeadamick.com/ cryitout!

    Oh my word — fantastic title to this post! I peed myself. (Hope your month is getting better!)

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  • http://childwild.com Sierra

    totally. we should talk.

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  • http://mikeadamick.com/ cryitout!

    Oh my word — fantastic title to this post! I peed myself. (Hope your month is getting better!)

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