Is Your Christmas Holiday Check List Complete?

By Lynsday King

 

Are you looking for cost effective ideas to keep your family busy this Christmas as well as create family memories? Well you have found them! Here is a list consisting of everything from Christmas money saving tips, to creative ideas you can do with your family over your holidays:

 

 

 

-Shopping for gifts during boxing week for next year (wrapping paper, Christmas decorations, Christmas trees, Christmas cards)

-Birthday party for Jesus

-Playing games

-Carol sing

-Drive around and look at Christmas lights in your neighbourhood

-Read the nativity story

-Buy a gift card, instead of over spending on an item. If you can't find something don’t go crazy, gift cards are amazing

-Bake together (you will get time to spend with each other, great gifts and lets face it cookies are the a highlight at Christmas)

-Adopt a child (give everyone a month)

-Goal setters out there will love to make their own calendar and for each month set up 1 or 2 goals to do that month

-Watch a movie 

-Library have special reading times and presentations

-Something homemade is better than store bought (be creative, gift certificate to do something each month or for actives like car washes, baby sitting)

-Dollar stores are your friend

-Go outside and have family winter games

-Track down every penny that you spend on Christmas, EVER penny and that way you can create an envelope so you can start saving for next year

-Go caroling

-I love Christmas cards, but you can also send e-cards

-Make your own wrapping paper. Go get brown paper from the dollar store and have the kids decorate the paper

-Skype with family members instead of costly phone calls

-A lot of free holiday skating

-Make your own Christmas crackers

-Become a personal shopper for someone

-Create a calendar and write a message for every single day 

No matter what you do this season be sure to reflect on the true meaning of Chrismas, Jesus Christ with your family and friend!

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