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Before Wrapping Up the Holidays, Get Prepared

The week after Christmas and the week after New Years are the best time to buy your wrapping paper and Christmas cards for next year. Next year will come, so why not save money and be prepared?

If you still have money left, sometimes you can get awesome deals on non perishable gifts that may be marked down as much as ninety percent. One year my teenage daughter went to the store for a Russian Christmas gift, she ended up getting a present of bath stuff for every woman on her list. She paid only ten percent of the retail price. A thirty dollar item cost her three dollars that is why she could get so many gifts.

Get a bin to keep them neat until Christmas comes again, which is sooner than you think. You should probably wait until at least October to wrap them so they look nice at Christmas. Ephesians 2:10 reads, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” If God takes time to be prepared, shouldn’t we?

Beware buyer! Don’t go overboard and buy more than usual or you won’t be saving money.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Christmas Frugality

Christmas is over for most families unless you celebrate Russian Christmas or have celebrations with extended family yet to be enjoyed. Christmas comes every year on December 25. Getting ready for Christmas can be very expensive.

One way to greatly reduce the cost of next Christmas is to go shopping the week after Christmas. Don’t shop for more stuff for yourself. Buy your wrapping paper, your Christmas cards, and even decorations that are not perishable right now!

Next year you are going to wrap gifts, you are going to send cards, and you are going to decorate. Now, when those items are 50 to 75% off, is the time to buy. Next year you will have to pay full price for all those items. Sometimes you can buy cards for a dollar a box as opposed to $16.00 per box. Wrapping paper can be purchased for $2.00 per roll.

The money you save can be applied to your mortgage or used to pay down a credit card. Proverbs 22:7 reads, “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.”  Pay extra on your mortgage so you can go from being the servant to being rich!! Merry Christmas!