Thursday, December 16, 2010

12 Days of Christmas. Day 11.

Day 11-Thrifty Christmas Tips

  • Each year we budget a specific amount of money for the Christmas season
    • I then make a spread sheet and set amounts for each individual person we need to buy for
    • Aside from gifts our budget includes the cost of the tree, ornaments (got a new set this year), decorations, wreath, Christmas photos and cards, our ONE big family outing, wrapping, & some other odds and ends
    • Stick to the budget- NO if, and, or buts about it
  • I like to try to make at least one homemade gift for Friends and Family
    • Last year was decorated jars filled with cowgirl cookie mix
  • Shop early and two weeks before Christmas
    • There are lots of great sales going on right now
      • Amazon
      • Walmart and Target
      • Groupon- every day is a new deal
      • Totsy & Zulily (for the kids)
Our last couple of Christmas'.... there will be an updated picture this weekend :)

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