Laura from Ten Things Farm emailed in the following tip:
My husband and I decided that we wanted to give our daughter an “experience” gift rather than another toy for Christmas this year. (We know the grandparents will make sure there are several toys under the tree!)
I stay home full time and my husband’s job is not high paying. Add to that, they’ve cut everyone’s hours by 25% this entire year, so we are being careful with our budgets.
There is a museum of natural history in a nearby town that has an extraordinary dinosaur exhibit, and our daughter loves dinosaurs. I went to the museum’s website and checked the schedule of upcoming free admission days.
I used my printer to create “tickets” for the three of us to go to the museum on one of the free days. We’re planning to pack a picnic lunch (the museum is adjacent to a lovely park, but also has an indoor dining area where you’re allowed to bring in food) and we will be sure to take our camera and take lots of photos to remember a fun Christmas present! -Laura from Ten Thing Farm
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