Friday, October 05, 2007

Frugal Friday

Okay this is a quick tip that may not work for everyone, but it has saved me money and aggravation. And I know it's early, but it's timely for this tip

Christmas Tip #1

The girls get absolutely nothing extra between Oct. 1 and Christmas Day. They also have to have all Christmas requests in on Oct. 1.

This is good for many reasons. Not the least of which is the wow factor that Christmas has when you haven't gotten so much as a new pencil at the office supply store or new shoe laces. But it also saves money! They don't even bother watching those last minute Christmas commercials for the latest gadgets because they know that it will be next year before they can ask for it. They put a lot of thought into what they put on their Christmas list, because it's so early in the year and they're not bombarded with the advertisements. And I don't have to run out on Dec. 18th to try to find the latest gadget.

I start reminding them in early Sept. about the list and we usually talk about it every couple of days so they can really think on what they'd like to have.

For more frugal ideas be sure to visit Crystal's Blog!

1 comment:

WesternWarmth said...

Good ideas!