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Christmas Savings

November 14th, 2016 at 04:21 am

We save $50 a month towards Christmas spending. Before November I had $500 already set aside. I'm about to add another $50 on payday tomorrow.

I've already started buying gifts! So far that spending is about $140. I expect I will be done buying gifts before I fund the Christmas account for December. I'm going to try to keep the spending to $550 just for this reason.

I think in years past I used found money, or snowflakes to help fund Christmas. I probably blogged about it here on the blog. I'm still getting some snowflakes but I just put them in our general savings account. They end up being applied to college expenses for the most part.

Some recent snowflakes:
$5 Amazon gift card from Swagbucks
$5.72 from Ebates
$3 from Pinecone
$22 eBay sale
$25 flute lesson refund (hurricane related)

I think there may be some other snowflakes I could list, but they are not coming to mind right now. I haven't been as good at tracking them this year!

How do you save for Christmas?

4 Responses to “Christmas Savings”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Yes, I remember you blogging about it a few years ago. I save for High street vouchers.

  2. Kiki Says:

    I save monthly $100 for Christmas, birthdays, holiday meals necessities (If I can't make it work from my weekly grocery budgets), etc. What ever is left rolls over for the next year. This comes in handy as my friends and family add kids.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    You do so well on your snowflakes!

    We put in $100 a month in a Christmas Club and DH and divide it up. His part goes for my Christmas and birthday since my birthday is right after the first of the year. My part goes for his Christmas and then gifts for others and tips for hair dressers and such. Throughout the year I scour the thrift shops for different items to put baked goods in. I have found quite a few small ceramic loaf pans with holiday decor on them for a dollar or under. Many were never used, but the ones I bought are all in great shape. I baked sweet breads in them and that is part of a gift of baked goods. I also watch for sales on sugar, flour, chips and so my baking for gifts as well as our church bazaar isn't as big a bite Last August one of the thrift shops had Christmas tins for a quarter a piece and most were either new or like new, complete with the stickers on them so I bought a few of them. I have also purchased nice looking baskets for a quarter a piece at a thrift shop to put some of the goodies in.

  4. Petert0204 Says:

    Congratulations for your savings! Seems like you have some good perks too.
    Merry Christmas!

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