How often do you buy Christmas gifts throughout the year, shove them in a cupboard and then completely forget about them?
Then, the closer it gets to Christmas you have a panic and go out shopping again, buy more presents, go to shove them in that same cupboard, only to find a whole heap you already purchased throughout the year that you had completely forgotten about! You then realise you have overspent and overbought.
Well, it happens to me every year and I’m sure I’m not alone! I am determined not to let that happen this year so I put together a printable which has been so great at organising who I need to buy for, gift ideas, what I have already bought, what I still need to buy and what I have spent.
I am hoping this will prevent me overspending AND over spoiling!
You see, I have 3 children and year after year I buy gifts for them and don’t take into consideration that they will also be getting gifts from Grandparents, Uncles and Auntie’s… They end up with a lounge room full of gifts (and a recycle bin full of wrapping paper!)
It makes me feel ill how much they get when I know there are so many millions less fortunate that get nothing. This year I am determined to educate my kids and encourage them to give at Christmas to those less fortunate, rather than just receive.
After all, giving is so much more fulfilling don’t you think?
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