Christmas carried away
Are you starting to panic and overspend already??
Parents can often get themselves in a money pit pickle at Christmas. They love their kids and want them to have the BEST time and so they buy and buy and buy for them. People want their homes to look nice, the food to be great, everyone to look good, If money is tight this can seem pretty impossible and so we go into debt figuring we have the rest of the year to sort it out. It’s not worth the stress/debt that will come, one day of magic does not have to cost the earth. Read these 10 tips. I hope they help.
1. Write a list of everything you have bought. This will reassure you they have fab pressies and DO NOT need more.
3. Thinking of buying your Christmas cards soon? : don’t buy any, have a laugh, go green and visit HERE
4. Need a fab table decoration. Aren’t they dear? Here’s a beauty I made with my kids last year.
5. Rich food just makes you and your kids hyper…don’t buy lots of chocolate and sweets particularly. Buying them in advance probably means you will eat them in advance too
6. Christmas is about faith, tradition, family not just STUFF so plan your Christmas diary with visits to those you love and some carols, storytelling and family fun. These are things you will remember not the STUFF you bought. One of my kid’s favourite things is to drive around in the dark and go ooooooooh at all the lights!
7. Oh, and if someone invites your family for Christmas dinner … Say YES! It will save you tons of stress (effort, energy and money!)
8. Sometimes the earlier you start the more you spend. Give yourself some time but don’t build one day into a huge endless shopping spree that lasts the next 6 weeks!
Have a good one xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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