Monday, December 22, 2008

December 22nd Edition of The Holiday Spirit

I'm pleased to present the 5th Edition of The Holiday Spirit Blog Carnival. I hope that you'll enjoy it and I hope that you've enjoyed this as well as the other editions of this blog carnival. This is the last edition for 2008, I hope to run this again next year, so you can start looking for it around November. Time to spread a little of The Holiday Spirit.

Gift Ideas

FIRE Getters presents Frugal Creative Gift Ideas for Holiday Cards!, Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 posted at FIRE Finance.

Alex presents Printable Christmas Cards posted at Home Life Weekly, saying, "Save money make your own cheap printable Christmas cards. Its really quick and easy all you need to do is download the free Christmas Card design of you choice then print and fold."

Belle presents Handmade Christmas Gifts: Embroidered Tea Towels posted at Homesteaderbelle's Blog, saying, "I made the tea towels in this post for the women in my family for Christmas."

marjorie presents 5 Holiday Gifts That Can Help Build Wealth posted at Wealth Junkies, saying, "From personal finance books to the gift of time, here are some gift ideas that can give your loved ones a head start on improving their finances and building wealth."

Don presents Vasque Shoes at Great Prices, posted at Wilderness Exchange Unlimited, If you're looking for some gift ideas for the outdoorsy person(s) on your list, this might be what you're looking for?

KCLau presents Christmas On A Budget posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "This post is contributed by Jacquelyn Sarah Wong, the co-author of The Secrets to Writing an Ebook in Three Easy Steps. It is about how to be frugal this Christmas season with the economy down."

Flat rate USPS boxes are Frugal posted at Living Almost Large, "Sending gifts cheap"

Matthew Paulson
presents Tips for Tipping Over The Holidays posted at American Consumer News.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Last Minute Gift Ideas and Shopping Tips For Holiday Procrastinators posted at The Digerati Life.

Mr. CC presents Wishing You Joy For The Holidays | Ask Mr Credit Card's Blog posted at Ask Mr Credit Card's Blog.

The Smarter Wallet presents Best Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Lilu presents Erotic Holiday Gift Ideas posted at Everybody Does It: An Alternative Sex Blog.

Holiday Recipes

Gretchen presents Simple Holiday Sugar Cookies posted at Dishes & China

Ben presents Seven Cheap Foods to Serve At Your Holiday Party posted at Money Smart Life.

Julie presents Fun and Tasty Christmas and Holiday Desserts posted at More4kids Family.


Vickie Sloderbeck presents Kid Friendly Homemade Ornaments posted at Sidetracked Moms.


Vickie Sloderbeck and Faith Janes presents Teaching Children about Giving on Christmas Day posted at Sidetracked Moms.

Aahz presents Zaira and Aahz Kill Their First Christmas Tree! posted at Philaahzophy, saying, "Every Christmas tradition has to start somewhere..."

Vickie Sloderbeck and Faith Janes presents Fun Christmas Traditions posted at Sidetracked Moms.

New Year's Resolutions

Debt Free Destiny presents New Year's Resolution: Get Out of Debt For Good posted at Debt Free Destiny.


Madeleine Begun Kane presents It Is Hereby Resolved (New Year?s Resolution Humor) posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.

Vickie Sloderbeck and Faith Janes presents Holiday Don’ts posted at Sidetracked Moms.

Christmas with the Beatles

Bertone presents Merry Christmas Greg Hallmark and Christmas in July in September posted at Bertone Beatle Bonanza, a couple of podcasts about the Beatles and Christmas for your enjoyment.

Enjoying the Outdoors

Don presents The Park Weasel's ice conditions report posted at the Wilderness Exchange Unlimited

Don presents Whipper of the month posted at Wilderness Exchange Unlimited

Not Related to the Holiday Spirit

Joe Manausa presents What Is A RSS Subscripton? posted at the Tallahassee Real Estate Blog

Sandy Naidu presents Bernard Madoff's Ponzi Scheme posted at FutureNestEgg.

Debt Freedom Fighter presents How to Find the Debt Relief Company That is Right For You posted at Discover Debt Freedom!.

Savings Toolbox presents Set Your Children Up With Savings Accounts posted at Savings Toolbox.

Mike C. presents Are Ratings Great Contrarian Indicators? posted at Stock Investing Tips.

Decorative Candle Holders And Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

If you're looking for something that you can make with your kids, why not make some Decorative Candle Holders to decorate your home or that your kids can give as gifts. And in our “Show Me The Money”, “What’s In It For Me” age and given all the recent glum and doom, we really need Santa (read more).

That concludes the final edition for 2008. Submit your blog article to the next edition of
the holiday spirit using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page .

Photo credit: Some frost covered trees in our village from Christmas 2007.

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