Friday, November 7, 2008

Dear Santa.

I've been telling myself that I need to get started on my Christmas shopping early this year.

Then, they fired about 20 people from my work this week, and now I am panicked. Do I save money "just in case?"

It was already going to be an "Etsy" Christmas this year--but now--It may be a "Baked Goods" Christmas :) 

I don't know. I guess it does no good to worry and plan...I need to live without reservations. 

I think a large purchase of lottery tickets are in order, or, a really nice letter to Santa. 


Veronica said...

I'm definitely having a baked goods kind of Christmas this year... I think a lot of people probably are thinking the same thing.

Hopefully your job is safe and sound!

senacia said...

I have baked cinnamon rolls once as a fundraiser for my daughters school. It actually cost about $30 for all ingredients and took approximately 5 hours to bake. Lots of hard work and time for 12 big big rolls. Guess how much they sold them for?! A DOLLAR each. *ouch* I KNEW I should have put a price tag on them.. and it was painful to find out that they didn't even break even with what I paid for them.. If they only knew.. and they were so very good!

So yeah, gifts would be great.. but fundraisers? Make sure you price them accordingly. :)

idyll hands said...

Okay, I always love the idea of baked goods, but if your recipients are like me, they already have a TON of them around the house from Christmas. Perhaps making some candy that can last a bit longer than a baked good OR a jar full of ingredients with a fun recipe. Ohhh, you could then just get the ingredients, jar and have some recipe cards custom made on Etsy for the gifts.

Okay, I know what I'm doing!

artsy ann said...

you are so creative you could make lovely handmade gifts, maybe some lovely ornaments made from your natural material?