In Christmas‘ time it’s rather easy to spend loads of money in several things, starting from gifts, decorations, meals… here we’ll show you some simple tips to celebrate it in a prefixed budget without giving up quality. First of all it’s important to stablish a budget and write down all things we want to spend money in, addressing the right amount in every single aspect by balancing costs and cutting some useless outlays. Christmas’ decorations are often expensive, but we could save some money by choosing for examle artificial trees instead of real ones, recycling some old garlands or creating new handmade ones by ourselves. Obsessed by advertising we might easily fall down into a common mistake: shopping during holidays rather that waiting for oncoming sales few days after Christmas. With this simple expedient we could save up to 30% of our budget, because most of money are spent to satisfy our wishes. Make gifts to our friends of relatives, it’s an unavoidable tradition, but in order to not waste all our budget and at the same time please everybody, we might consider to make small but smart gifts, even creating some ones handmade, giving space to our imagination. We could also do the same with Christmas Cards, an expensive and often useless way to wish Merry Christmas. Making some handmade ones could be more appreciated and help you to save a tiny percent of your budget. Some extra-money could be save by cutting other useless items, as Christmas candles, replaceable by normal ones beautified by some handmade decorations, as well as we might avoid Christmas-napkins, and all specific decorative items like bows, lights and so on. Hoping you got some useful advices to save some money and celebrate your Christmas in a nice way, we should remind you that some applications to manage a budget are also available for smartphones and tablets, like Mints .
Merry Christmas to everybody!