Tracy’s hack saves money AND helps create a Christmas tree even little kids can enjoy:
Every year we give my daughters a Christmas ornament that celebrates something that was important in their lives that year. This year my oldest celebrated her birthday with an American Girl doll theme. So, to help her remember the experience, we decided to look for an ornament. In true “hack” fashion, we took one of our old McDonalds American Girl Doll toys (given out in Happy Meals periodically) and hot glued a ribbon to the nape of the neck. Voila! An ornament, and it didn’t cost me a dime!
This isn’t the first time I’ve done this. When my kids were younger we had a separate “kid friendly” tree for them. We allowed them to touch this tree and move ornaments around, etc. Many of the decorations were actually cereal box toys.
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