During the last two years of living abroad, I’ve avoided buying a Christmas tree for myself and just waited until I went home for the holidays to bask in its yuletide glory. I’m spending my first Christmas in Sweden, though, and now we’re married! I was very convinced that we needed a tree of our own.
The thing is, despite the holidays, the two of us are trying to save money. What’s more, we’re moving to a new apartment on January 3, so any decorations we put up are going to have to be down and packed away (or tossed) by New Year’s. This was clearly not the year to invest in beautiful candles and delicate Christmas tree ornaments.
Solution: homemade gingerbread ornaments that we would decorate ourselves on the cheap and not feel bad throwing out before the move. Read more » >>