Thursday, December 22, 2011
Create a Christmas tradition
Every year, my friend Em and I buy each other a Christmas tree decoration. It's a tradition we started a number of years ago and have continued to do as it's inexpensive but meaningful.
I love it when the Christmas tree is up and the decorations are out of the attic, because unpacking the baubles and festive ornaments I've collected and received over the years brings back happy memories.
So, why don't you create your own Christmas tradition this year? It could be something simple like swapping an item from your wardrobe with a friend instead of buying each other presents.
Or how about doing a post-Christmas secret Santa with a small group of friends where you're not allowed to spend any money? It's the perfect opportunity to re-gift any excess or unwanted Christmas presents to someone who might appreciate them more.
Take note, these aren't thrifty ideas to be a cheapskate. They're simply suggestions to inspire. Who knows, you could create a cool tradition that people look forward to each year. Let me know what you come up with.