What type of person are you?
Are you someone that prepares for holiday shopping 3 or more months ahead?
Do you budget out and save properly to ensure all the things for the holiday?
Can you count on 2 hands the number of things you need to accomplish?
Don’t worry if you said, “No.” Because it’s not about what you have been doing, it’s about what you can start doing!
Oh the weather outside is frightful
Wrong! It’s white and glistening! It’s fresh and crisp! It’s cold but is prepping for a new beginning in Spring.
Perspective my friends.
Wherever you are in the world I hope you enjoy all the beauty this time of year brings.
Personally, the Pacific Northwest starts getting chilly in mid-October. By the end of November, it is really damn cold!
For instance, it is 33 degrees Fahrenheit currently outside. Christmas is only twenty-four days away and there are six gifts to still be picked out and purchased.
Now, even tho Christmas and this time of year should not be about gifts and spending money, it sure feels good to give.
When people tell me that we don’t need to buy them a gift or we don’t need to plan and ask too early.
My response is this, “We are spending money on something for you because we want to give to you. We also want to be sure we gift you with something you will love and use.”
Truly this season and all the giving it allows, Is truly beautiful.
So bundle up and get out there to give back to someone you love and cherish!
We always have to save!
Now there is nothing wrong with not being able to whip out 500$ or more for gift buying during the season.
We simply budget properly per gift, per person and we make that happen.
Because in the end, it is the thought that counts.
Budgeting strategically can seriously save you hundreds of dollars. If you have never done it and just go with the flow. You should try it one year and see what you can achieve!
But, perhaps your a saver and an individual who takes gift buying to the extreme. Pricing out each gift and purchasing as sales happen. Go, you!
Simply we have over twenty gifts every year to pick and purchase.
Yes. You read the headline properly.
Between children, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, each other and our daughter we have a lot happening.
Also, there are roughly 8 birthdays that happen between the last week of October thru the last weekend of January.
The gift picking is the most stressful only because a lot of people have a difficult time giving ideas.
Something personally that has never been an issue for myself. Giving ideas is the easy part!
However, I would say only about 1/3 give ideas and the rest we wing it! Somehow we have been pretty successful over the last 10 years.
If you are somewhere warm and sunny with sand and blue waters. Please come and pick me up. Ha!
I’m totally kidding!
I hope you all take the time to actually enjoy the gift buying this year. Even when it can be exhausting and the creativity gets low.
Think about the faces that happen and expressions retrieved when those gifts are given.
Thank you for reading! Have a beautiful week!