Christmas time is filled with so much excitement between the Santa experience, family, food, and the Spirit of the Savior. There is no time of year like it. I love the service that surrounds the season, the hustle and bustle, music, recitals, and non stop.

Along with all of that fun comes the family dinners, secret Santa gifts, parties ie: Favorite Things party, cookie exchange parties, neighbor gifts, spousal gifts, Santa gifts, and so many other small things that pop up.  When you think of all those, the first thing that comes to my mind is $$$$$!!! As much as I love Christmas, the money does quickly leave the bank account.

To make your Christmas more peaceful without the stress of spending too much dough, plan ahead and keep to a budget. Your January will thank you!

“It is finally Christmas morning. See the happy family.

Look, look. See the happy children. See the children’s toys.

Santa was very good to the children.

The children will remember this Christmas.

See Mother. Mother is slumped in a chair.

Mother is crying uncontrollable.

Mother does not look well.

Mother has ugly dark circles under her blood shot eyes.

Everyone helps mother to her bed.

See Mother sleep quietly under heavy sedation.

Funny, funny Mother.”

To read the rest of this hilarious poem go HERE.

To make us moms feel one less stress, try to keep yourself in check when swiping that credit card. Try to not miss the meaning of the Season. Print off this PRINTABLE and keep it in your day planner, car, or near your computer if that is where you purchase the majority of your gifts. This list will keep you organized and help alleviate the feeling of forgetting somebody you needed to purchase a gift for.

If you are looking for ideas other than toys this holiday we have compiled a great list of non toy items HERE.

 

Check this out fabulous Christmas shopping budget list!