It’s getting to that time of year again…
Soon we’ll be immersed in Christmas music, decorations and mince pies for a two whole months!
The expectation to make Christmas perfect seems to go up and up - but more troublingly, so does the cost. Christmas can be a hard time to keep financially well.
A couple of years ago my family decided to make a change. We decided to stop buying gifts for everyone and replace it with Secret Santa. Now, we only get one present worth up £20, it’s cheaper for everyone and cuts waste.
So, in the run up to Christmas - what changes, big or small, have you made to make Christmas more affordable? Any tips to share?
And let’s have a vote to settle it once and for all… when should Christmas music actually be allowed to play in the shops?
- October - I love it!
- Early November - when it starts to get chilly
- Late November
- December only, thank you!
Can we have a never (Bah humbug) option?
Is your savings tip not taking part in Christmas at all, @mimote ?
Now if only that were an option … In reality though I like what you do, I just find it all too commercial and people get so stressful. It should be about family and friends coming together in my opinion.
Love that idea @RobD, maybe I’ll have to put that forward to my family!
My savings tip is to limit to £20 for family members and I buy most of my gifts during black Friday sales and Amazon days.
Black Friday is the best for xmas pressies!
I’ve started to buy second-hand and vintage things which is great because I often find more unique pieces!
I want to vote “all year around”
Shops should be allowed to play any music they want to play, at any time of the year. As of whether people will custom their shop in January would be a different discussion