We all know that the post-Christmas sales can bring a bargain or two, but it’s too late by then, the Christmas presents have been purchased, wrapped, gifted and torn open. The credit card statements are ready to be printed and mailed to their recipients who will inevitably cringe at the thought of the bill they are soon to open.
Christmas Sales Shopping
Christmas is an exciting time. I LOVE it. Friends, family and too much alcohol, but it can be expensive.
It’s one of those times where we have to spend money. But, this year, we’ve managed to avoid spending 1/2 of our Christmas presents until the sales.
The kids have to open their presents Christmas morning, because as they say, “Christmas is for the children”. Which I don’t agree with, Christmas is brilliant regardless of your age! But, with the children pleased, the adults can celebrate Christmas the same way as they always would; great food, too much alcohol and a lot of cheer.
However, this year we’re making one change. We’re buying our Christmas presents after Christmas day.
Bargain Hunting After Christmas
There are 9 of us all going to buy our Christmas presents in the sales. We’re going to see who can get the best bargains and see how much we can all save.
During a time of austerity it can seem thrifty to try and save money at the festive period, but why not? On New Years Eve we will exchange our gifts and no doubt have a jolly good time doing so.
Would you bargain hunt after Christmas?
What do you think about bargain hunting after Christmas for Christmas presents? It means the number of presents the adults will open on Christmas day will be fewer, but I don’t think that makes Christmas.
To me, Christmas is about family. Being around the tree on Christmas morning, cooking in my favourite apron, being grateful for all I have and getting to spend time with friends is what makes Christmas for me.
Presents don’t make Christmas so let’s save money and enjoy the Christmas period without the worry of the credit card bill hitting the mat in January!
Have a Merry Christmas!