Here are the Monroe on a Budget “best of” Christmas season tips.
My archives since the site launched in 2007 include a mix of religious and secular traditions, reflecting how the holiday season is observed in Monroe County, Mich.
If you are looking for charity assistance, those notices and how to apply for the programs are listed under the category assistance programs.
And this, by the way, is my Christmas morning table setting. It looks expensive, but really is not. The tablecloth was hand stitched by my grandmother more than 25 years ago. The dishes were purchased by me or by my mother over several years, a couple of pieces at a time. The flatware was not an expensive set, but it was chosen to go with these dishes rather than my everyday dishes.
Updated Dec. 4, 2013.