Christmas on a budget made easy #Blogtober2017

This year I thought it would be super exciting to take part in #Blogtober2017 if you don’t know what that is, then hop along to Hexmum’s blog (Mandi) and you can take a looksie. I have also decided that I’m going to go all Stealth mode with these posts, as i don’t want to spam my homepage with blogtober, but don’t worry I’m still taking part! – You can also click on my blogtober image in the sidebar.

Day 24 of Blogtober is about xmas, don’t ask! I know its still October but hey ho! So im linking up this post from last december, hope that’s ok.

Christmas on a budget – Money everybody wants it, everybody needs it, everybody loves it, but unfortunately not everybody has it, so how do those people afford Christmas.

When you think of poverty you tend to think of the homeless and those with little household income, but there are more people than what you may think experiencing some sort of poverty and you may not know it, whether that be due to families being torn by a divorce or a parent losing their job etc.

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But money isn’t everything and you can enjoy Christmas whether you’re giving very little or can’t give anything at all, because after all Christmas is about family and forgiveness, the best presents are free and don’t cost anything at all, be that a hug, a handmade item, or simply a smile.

However, there are ways of getting the most out of Christmas especially if you’re on a budget, this next part is for you.

  • Check charity shops
    • You’d be surprised what stuff you can find!
  • Buy some of your food from the supermarket reduced section
    • usually around 4/5pm
  • Get creative
    • a handmade gift can be just as special as a shop bought one
  • Candle the place up
    • If you don’t want to splash out on a multitude of lights then get some candles which can make just as a magical, cosy effect
  • Ebay
    • Yes, simple but effective you can usually find what you’re looking for, half the price
  • Don’t spend what you can’t afford
    • Self-explanatory, but please please please don’t feel like you have to take out a loan; if you can’t afford something, don’t pressure yourself to buy it.

At the end of the day, I reckon Christmas is overrated, just a little I mean its over in literally 24 hours and then what? I guarantee about 3 months down the line, half the toys/games you bought for your little ones, families, friends will go under the bed or in the toy box and not be played with, so don’t worry, and just enjoy spending time with your loved ones, because trust me that will create the best memories not some £10 gift card for next or HMV.

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Until tomorrow’s blog post (Prompt is Year in review) – cya x

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2 thoughts on “Christmas on a budget made easy #Blogtober2017

  1. Bec @IshMotherBec

    I agree so much with your last tip, I can’t imagine ever taking a loan out to pay for Christmas! We do Christmas within our means, although I appreciate that must be hard for families on low incomes, but they’re most at risk from taking out loans. It makes me sad how commercial Christmas has become, the focus should be on family and community in my eyes, not presents and fancy meals!

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