I have started thinking and buying things for Christmas. We are cutting back major though this year with everyone, as things are iffy financially, so we don't want to go overboard. I did use a big chunk of my Christmas pot on a house repair, which isn't helping the situation, as I do put $20 a week away year round, but I think with cutting back and careful shopping we should be alright.
Me and my mother were talking about Christmas cards and we both were wondering how long it would be before people stopped sending cards at Christmas? The price of postage is crazy and more and more people are just sending cards through the Internet. I do however love to receive cards myself, just like I do like to read a book or magazine, rather than look at it digitally.
I am planning on sewing a couple of things to give as gifts and using up points and gift cards to buy presents for people. I ordered some gifts on the Internet today, using a promotional card I bought through Kijiji. I have scoped out other gifts and trying to buy them at the best/cheapest possible prices.
I think with a little thought we will have a decent Christmas, maybe not as many presents under the tree, but given with the same amount of love; and that's a good thing.....right?