Monday, November 28, 2011

No Spend Christmas?

As I have been doing my $100 Christmas challenge, which is coming along nicely by the way, I have been wondering if it would be possible to just not spend anything.

I now people do a complete homemade Christmas, but my thoughts were besides making stuff was using a variety of sources to do Christmas, none of which would actually cost me money.

- Giveaways and competitions: Enter what I can and put winnings away for Christmas presents
- Giftcards: I win and earn gift cards occasionally. These could be used for gifts instead of spending our actual cash
- Make gifts: I still have a massive craft pile, so it would be easy to make more gifts to give.

I just don't feel the need to do an over the top Christmas, ever. I might buy a game console or something for my kids to share, but they are pretty happy, easy going kids. We want to teach them to appreciate things and since they are young I see no need to spend a lot of money. I would prefer to do fun stuff, traditions and things and create memories.

What are your thoughts?


  1. I have been doing a similar challenge this year, and found VistaPrint great for making cute customised gifts for very little/no prices.

  2. Great idea. They do often have specials, freebies and cute customised options. Thanks.


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