I have been loving Rachel Cruz’s (Dave Ramsey’s daughter) facebook posts this Christmas season. She has inspired me to do just that. No extremes. For example, I usually do a big Christmas Eve party with my friends and family (at least 25 people), but this year my daughter very generously offered to host us at her apartment for a more low key Christmas Eve. A delicious meal, games, and a Christmas movie….and I can’t wait.
I’m bringing the shrimp, a card table, chairs and of course, a nice bottle of red. No massive shopping or prepping or clean up. I am one happy camper.
I’ve also low keyed the holiday spending. I’ve been done with Christmas shopping (except for hubby’s stocking) for a couple of weeks, and usually I second guess what I purchased and go out and purchase more. Not this year. I’ll take my time to finish my husband’s stocking as my goal is to fill it for under $20 out of pocket. I have $10 Kohls cash to use as well as a JC Penny coupon…Spend $10, get $10 off (read FREE). No more rushing out to spend an enormous amount on stocking stuffers when they just get forgotten anyway.
This is the first year (in a long, long time) where any bonus or Christmas money that we get does not have to cover Christmas gifts. A holiday miracle.