You want to have a big Christmas so that your family and friends have fantastic memories of hanging out and having fun over the holiday. However, the truth is that your funds are a bit limited this year. Is it possible to have an awesome Christmas on a budget? Actually, with a bit of creativity, you can have a lot of fun and create some wonderful holiday traditions without spending a lot of money.
Placing the emphasis on the reason you are celebrating Christmas is a great way to get excited about the holidays. Remind yourself that you are remembering the birth of Jesus and spending time with your loved ones. Think about things you can do that allow you to have fun with Christmas.
One fun idea is to throw a decorating party. Ask everyone to bring one personalized ornament to add to the tree. You'll need to provide plenty of snacks, great Christmas tunes, holiday game ideas, the tree and the basic decorations. After you all set up the tree together, the guests can add their personalized ornaments. You get to enjoy decorating the tree with family and friends, create wonderful memories and have a whole tree filled with mementos of the special day.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|