Friday, December 16, 2011

Frugal Family Fun Friday! - Christmas Season

At this time of the year, everything seems so rushed with things to do, things to buy, places to go, people to see, it is still important to fit in those "Family Fun" moments. Especially good if you can find "frugal" things to do without sucking more money out of your ever shrinking wallets.

One thing I started YEARS ago and still enjoy doing (when I make the time to do it with teenagers in tow) is to drive around and look at Christmas lights. I don't mean just look at lights as you drive through your neighborhood on the way to shopping or somewhere else either.

What I like to do is for everyone to get dressed in their pj's (hubby doesn't agree to do that part - bah humbug!).....but anyhoo, the rest of us dress up in our pjs, make some hot cocoa, jump in the car and just drive. We drive through our neighborhood and look at all the lights and then go on to other neighborhoods in the area that are known for lots of decorating as well. We vote on what ones we like, what ones we think are tacky, etc, etc. Of course, the ones mom likes (the simply white lights, wreaths and red bows) no one else likes. But we have fun just looking at them together.

Best part is - doesn't cost anything. Well....of course it costs gas to drive around, which certainly is not cheap these days, but other than that it cost nothing and "kids" of all ages, from 1 to 100, like to do it!

Happy Light Hunting!

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