Today's topic: Tips/Tricks for a Budget Friendly Holiday
Every year I create a spreadsheet of who we are shopping for and how much we are to spend for each person. This way there are no surprises when the bills come. I also include what was purchased so I can look back at the spreadsheet and not buy something for someone that I already bought them in prior years. I typically stay to the budget or may go over by a little bit but for the most part I stay on track. I try to create a budget then come up with gift ideas instead of buying stuff and working it into the budget (unless someone has a larger budget than others, like Mr. Charlie). ;)
P.s. I feel like the Christmas season has officially begun and we are going to put up the Christmas decor today. I can't wait!!