by guest Kendra write, author of The Things I Love
Random Christmas Ramblings by Kendra
Christmas can definitely make you feel a bit overwhelmed. Maybe it’s not the actual Christmas holiday, but the whole month of December. I personally have felt overwhelmed with a few things lately….
Finances – It’s not that money isn’t there, it’s just that I wish I could have prepared better. Dave Ramsey says we should start preparing for Christmas in January. This is so smart. He has a joke where he says “Oh dang I didn’t know Christmas was in December this year!” I always think of that when I feel rushed getting stuff done. I will for sure start in January putting money aside so that by December I am done shopping and Christmas cards are mailed, and I can relax.
Presents– I am the type of person that wants to get everyone the right gift, the perfect gift. I get this trait from my mother. I also want to make sure everything is fair. Like mentioned earlier I didn’t prepare very well for Chrismtas this year and have left all the shopping pretty last minute. This year we are doing three gifts per kid, and I am excited, but I did stress over it a bit to much making sure it was fair and even for each child. I stress out about what to get my husband because all he wants, we can’t afford. Like a house and motorcycle…ha! Shopping for parents is always hard, but we have a good system down with my family where we combine all our money and get them a big gift. I am in charge next year and am going to start in January getting ideas of what to get them.
What I have learned from this year is… PREPARE EARLY!! Just sayin’!