Ann Voscamp wrote another great post yesterday. It has encouraged me to get over my ego, my mice, and my clutter. I encourage you to head over there after you read this post.
I'm a person who learns by mistake, so I am well-schooled in today's topic. Let's talk about Thrift and Christmas. I thought I'd post ten ways not to be Thrifty this Christmas. And Yes, I am guilty of all of these. I've gotten overwhelmed by the Christmas Animal at times and forgotten about Jesus.
Ten Ways To Not Be Thrifty For Christmas
- Tell yourself it's Christmas as an excuse to overspend, just pull out the credit card.
- Buy gifts for co-workers, co-worshipers, or neighbors that will end up donated or at the next yard sale.
- Get your kids the latest electronic gadgets, that are unwanted in few months.
- Purchase convenience foods for each of the parties you will be attending.
- Hide the gifts you bought earlier in the year so well that you can't find them on Christmas Eve.
- Neglect to teach your children the true meaning of Christmas and train them to be receivers.
- Buy all of your relatives gifts because you don't want them to think you are cheap.
- Procrastinate mailing gifts and end up paying 3 times the cost of the gift to mail them.
- Forget to buy for someone and find yourself in a stupor, shopping on Christmas Eve.
- Decorate your home with the latest trendy seasonal decorations. Reindeer are so passe. Light your home up with a gizzilion lights that are not LED and don't forget a few blow-up lawn decorations.
Do you have any tips for wasting money this year? Please share!