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Well, June has already flown by and I keep thinking Christmas will be right around the corner. With the long hot summer days we are having in the northwest I start to long for cooler days and crisp nights. I tend to stay indoors more to avoid the heat and spend my time creating holiday cards, crafts, reviewing recipes and surfing the web for ideas. If I am going to make my cards by hand I have to start early. It also gives me time to update my Pinterest page with holiday ideas and decorations from people that have a lot more talent and creativity than me.
I start saving grocery coupons and look for sales for the Boy Scouts of America annual (Scouting for food drive).I find I can purchase a lot more food and sundries for those in need if I start early. I start several boxes and each trip to the grocery store pick up items and start filling the boxes. I always get a laugh at how excited the boys are when they come to the front door and pick up the heavy boxes. Each troop receives a patch for their uniforms and competes to see who picked up the most pounds of food.
It really is true the saying it’s better to give than receive.
I hope this year so far has brought you joy, happiness and lots of creativity.