Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Todays Frugal Tip

I love Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First and foremost it is the celebration of the birth of my Saviour!! I also love Christmas well... for everything else. To me there is something spectacular about the first snowfall. I love the hustle and bustle. I love the quiet evenings in front of our fireplace with my family, watching It's A Wonderful Life. (This past year my son, Trevor bought me the color version!!!!)

I love the special visits with family and friends. I love giving presents to people. O.K. your probably wondering if your reading a Hallmark card and where's the frugal tip. Drum roll please...................................... Start planning your Christmas in July! Yes I'm serious. First, there are some great sales around this time. is currently having their Christmas in July sale. They have some beautiful Christmas cards for $1.99/box. I will definitely be getting some of those. Secondly don't forget about garage sales. They are plentiful at this time of year in Upstate NY. You can find some wonderful unique Christmas gifts at garage sales. Just remember to start a list or find a location for your goods, so as not to forget them at Christmas. Also resist the urge to give them early. We have some very dear friends who are very generous to us. Our friend Mike will find some great gifts for my Hubby on Ebay, but He always gives them to Him before Christmas.

Thirdly, start planning to set aside some money now, for extra purchases you know you will make at Christmas time. $5.00-$10.00 a week, will make a nice nest egg at Christmas.

Above all remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Have a blessed Day! Michelle


Kathy and Rebecca said...

Hi Michelle,
Thanks for this great tip. This is something I always talk to my husband about. Thinking about Christmas now is a good Idea I just need to start implementing it! Amen!
God Bless, Kathy (In My Mothers Garden)

Becky said...

What a wonderful idea! I always say I am going to do this but I never end up doing it. I am going to check out those Christmas cards you mentioned and I am going to start setting aside money for the gifts. Do you have any recommendations on how to give great frugal gifts? My DH and I have 13 people to buy for in our families!