Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Start Planning for Christmas 2011

Simplify Your Holidays: A Christmas Planner to Use Year after YearYes, it is only January. Now is the perfect time to start making your Christmas plan for December. Things to consider are your budget. Did you over spend this year? If so, find way to cut back.

One way to cut back is to start early so you have time to find sale.

Another way is to buy something special on your list instead of thinking about spending a certain dollar amount. Not every needs $100 gift... someone may be just as happy with a $20 gift.

Think about making someone something. Are you handy with your hands or are your learning something new this year? Knitting a nice blanket is a great gift for Christmas. Making the gift yourself may save you money as well. There is also a lot of time going into making a gift, so the reviver on the gift will feel even more special that you took all that time to make a gift for them.

Take a look over the expenses of last Christmas. Are there things you can cut back on and still have the same wonderful Christmas?

There is a little over 11 month for the next Christmas. Instead of being in a rush and fighting the busy streets and crowds trying to figure out at the last minute what to buy people on your Christmas list; relax and take your time this year by planning ahead.