Our family is very budget conscious. I really enjoy giving gifts to my family and friends, but some years there isn’t enough room in the budget for everyone I would like to give gifts to. That is why I started planning my Christmas shopping out earlier in the year.
* Make a list early, who are you shopping for and what would you like to get them.
* Budget a small amount each month toward your list.
* Take advantage of sales, free shipping, and packages that you can split apart into multiple gift.s
* Shop for your packaging and accessory items from your local dollar store.
I spent $47 on all of the above items. I was able to get the books & journals for half off or less from Family Christian. They have sales throughout the year, plus I had some gift certificates to redeem which helped reduce my cost.. The wrapping paper roll, shred, gift boxes, tape, tissues, pens, candles and butterflies were purchased at the Dollar Tree.
There were 3 boxes per package, and I covered them with wrapping paper. I started with the outside and folded the paper into the lids and bottoms. I then had a cut piece to lay inside to finish it off nicely.
Then I added the brown paper shreds, and began arranging my gifts. These boxes were a little more shallow than I planned for, so I couldn’t fit everything I wanted. So yes, I had to leave the chocolate bars out of some of the boxes. Fortunately, I was able to dispose of them promptly. How is a secret I’m not permitted to share.
I put the tops on the boxes, wrapped with ribbon and topped with a butterfly.
I had a total of six gifts for under $50!
And here is the best part, Family Christian would like to help you get started on your Christmas Shopping!
I will select TEN random winners who will receive a $10 Family Christian Savings Pass!
Simply leave a comment on this page on how you would spend it!
Winners will be drawn on Friday June 12th at Midnight! So enter quickly!!!!
For my shopping list:
Everything else was purchased at my local Dollar Tree.