Monday, December 12, 2011
Christmas Is More Than Stuff
The holiday season is tough for many people; financially and emotionally. Financially, the holidays are a time of concern because, especially with the economy and joblessness as they are, Christmas may not be as gift-filled as we may want. That thinking is one issue that is a problem within our society. Christmas isn't about getting things. It's about family, being grateful for what you do have, and about the religious meanings behind the story of Christmas (if you believe those sorts of thing).
Don't stress yourself by trying to get everyone what they want, do what you can.
Here are somethings you can do if money is tight this holiday season and still give the people in your life something:
*Set a Spending Limit - With friends set a $20 limit and set some ground rules: like it has to be something that symbolizes your friendship or has to be something that you can actually use. With family set a limit for older family members such as siblings, cousins, aunts/uncles/parents/grandparents. Set a comfortable limit and stick to it.