Can you get through Christmas without blowing the budget?
Did you know it is only 10 weeks to Christmas? Where has that time gone?
At about this time of year I start thinking about what to buy the kids for Christmas (even though I probably already have presents in the cupboard that I have accumulated during the year and forgotten about) and what money we have to spend on Christmas.
This week, I came across this article by Nicole Avery from Planning with Kids which has some great tips for keeping Christmas stress to a minimum, including
- A 10 week plan to keep you organised and under control
- The idea of using a Christmas Planning Spreadsheet to track expenditure and how to use it (my type of girl!)
- Aswell as some great insights into how other parents manage Christmas and not going overboard on gifts.