Christmas Shopping On a Budget

Christmas Shopping The season of joy and sharing is one of the most awaited holiday seasons worldwide. Moms on a budget will definitely need a lot of good cheer during this time because it is also the most expensive season of the year. Balancing family finances to cover the events and gift giving requirements of the season without sacrificing the basic needs of the family poses a challenge to homemakers. One way to overcome the challenge without much stress is to prepare for it early. This will allow shoppers to find great deals for gift items that can fit any budget. Just visit here to get gift ideas that offer more at less cost.

Christmas shopping on a budget is quite easy when it is done early. Last minute shoppers are more prone to over spend because the time constraints prevent them from searching for the best deals. Plus, they also tend to grab gift items with little consideration on the prices. On time shoppers are able to complete their shopping without the rush and have enough time to choose the best gift items within their budget. But, they may be missing some good deals for gift items that are offered during the early part of the year. The early shoppers are the ones who don’t wait for the Christmas Season to start their shopping. They are likely to experience less stress and spend less for great gifts during the season. On the downside, shopping too early can result to missing out on the latest offerings of fashion items, gadgets and toys.

Balancing the desire to give the latest gift offerings and shopping on a budget can be done by shopping just before the holiday rush for special presents and buying the other gift items early on. Purchase gift items that are not trend dependent like home ware, décor, and classic toys from special promotions that come along before the start of the season. A keen eye and good taste allow shoppers on a budget to give out great gifts that’ll make the recipients feel special.

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Christmas in the Eyes of a Child

Children love Christmas tree or should I say everything about Christmas. When they hear Christmas carols and see lighted Christmas trees, their face lit up with bright eyes and happy smiles. That is why when RJ saw Christmas tree and lights from our neighbor, she told me to put up ours and so we did. I remember when she was still a toddler, I was keeping an eye on her because she kept on pulling the decorations from our Christmas tree.  Now, she was the one who helped me decorate our tree and garland.
our three feet Christmas tree with red and gold motif
Decorating is a great way to involve our children in more of our holiday traditions. I cannot forget RJ’s reaction when I got the box of decorations out of the closet. She was happy and giggling. Christmas is truly different in the eyes of the child. Remember this song?
C  is for the candy trimmed around the Christmas tree
H  is for the happiness with all the family
R  is for the reindeer prancing by the window pane
I  is for the icing on the cake as sweet as sugar cane
S  is for the stocking on the chimney wall
T  is for the toys beneath the tree so tall
M  is for the mistletoe where everyone will kissed
A  is for the angels who make up the Christmas list
S  is for old Santa who makes every kid his pet
Be good and he’ll give you everything in your Christmas alphabet

What Will I Get This Holiday

At last, after waiting for three days, this site is now in its full transition from blogspot to its own domain. I was planning to put up a new self-hosted site when this site’s PR became N/A from PR3. A bad rating but a good time to have its own domain. I do not know what is Mr. Google’s basis on rating the sites. Anyhow, I hope that he will grant my reconsideration after I uploaded the sitemaps. Because of this, I am late for Couple’s Corner again.
So, what will I get this Holiday? Here are my wild guesses…
From Tatay and Nanay-kitchenware. It is what I always get from them and has been routine for years.
From my sister-Olay moisturizer and perfume. I asked for it =-), but I will not receive it until next year because she just sent the package.
From my brothers-nothing I guess. They are not that thoughtful. I am always the one giving them gifts.
From friends-either beaded accessories, hankies or scented candles.
From Rhonnel-hair iron. He heard me planning to buy one.
From RJ…the sweetest hugs and kisses. These are the most precious for me.
Giving and receiving are traditions that fulfill Christmas. However, we are not obliged to give if we do not have the money. We can let our family and friends know how much we care by just giving them simple cards or by simply hugging and kissing them.

Christmas Wish List

First, let me show you our Christmas tree and the wreath and garland at our main door. I made some of the decorations and put these up last month through RJ’s help.
The holidays are approaching past and the happiest person in our house is RJ.
She does not need to have a wish list though because she keeps on reiterating what she wants for Christmas since October. She wants Ken (Barbie’s friend) and Word Factory. I do not know if Santa would give her Ken. She has plenty of dolls, most especially Barbies, that she seldom touches and play with. As for the Word Factory, she can have that for sure and maybe one more mind game because Santa wants educational toys for kids.  =)
What is on my Christmas wish list? Waaah, I cannot have that this Christmas because it was way expensive and we cannot afford that for now. Wondering what it is?
…a Canon EOS/SLR digital camera kit. I am drooling for it but I can wait, anyway.
What is on Rhonnel’s Christmas wish list? Honestly, I do not know. He is not asking for anything but I know that he loves to have this one…
…an airsoft pistol.
Hmmm…it seems that only RJ could get what  is on her Christmas wish list. But that is fine with us. Christmas is more than the gifts we receive and the good food on the table anyway. The three of us celebrating this holiday season together with our loved ones brings the true meaning of Christmas.