Every year, I insist we will take some money from our tax return and put it in one of those Christmas accounts and then buy all our Christmas gifts in one shot, because the money will be there in that special account.
What a good idea!
It never happens!!!
Ah, the best laid plans...
And every year I plan on shopping early- in the summer even, and sometimes I start slow- but not this year.
So far, I have 5 pads of paper that stick to the fridge that I bought for 30 cents each at Michaels. I plan on making one of those floral pens to go with it and give them as Sunday School teacher gifts. And even though I have the pads- I am planning on making the pens soon so as not to leave them to the last minute like the old me!
Oh yeah, I also have some weird kind of outside frisbee toy that I bought for my teen cousin for $7 clearance at Target.
Now, I am planning on returning said frisbee, because I am thinking it is not even something he is interested in!
But today will be different.
I will make a master list of who we will buy for and start to figure out what to buy.
And the kids I leave to near last because they change their minds and I wind up over-spending.
What about you?
How do you plan for Christmas?
Do you budget?
Do you buy for a lot of people?
Do you write lists?
I would love to know.
Have a great weekend!