You may be thinking that it is still too early to think about Christmas. Not for me! I start putting up the decorations on November 1st. I just love to look at them! I wish I could leave them up all year long!
Another reason I like to think about Christmas this early is to plan and set a budget for our festivities. I do this to help me keep the spending down to a minimum. My husband and I try to live a very frugal life. It is our goal every year to try to live on less than we did the year before. Without careful planning, that goal can go right out the window at Christmas time! It is really easy to get caught up in the rush when at the mall (or any store) and find that impulse purchases have just blown your budget! Christmas should be about celebrating the birth of our Savior, cherishing time with each other, and not about spending money.
So to try to help keep your Christmas budget under control this year, I have listed some websites below that have quite a few tips to help you do just that!
3 Ways to Have a Frugal Christmas
Free and Low-Cost Christmas Gifts
Frugal Christmas Checklist
Frugal Living Christmas Ideas
Frugal Christmas Foods
Frugal Christmas Gifts Ideas
5 Frugal Tips for a Christmas to Remember
Plan ahead and think about what you are going to spend on your festivities now! When the bills come in January, you will be glad you did!