I’m extending a challenge. It is a challenge that some of you will accept and others of you will immediately reject.
The challenge is to make it your goal to have an all cash Christmas. This will require a couple of things – creativity and time.
This Christmas try to be as creative as possible and add a homemade touch to your Christmas planning.
I’ve learned from living in PNG that, when necessary, people can be wildly creative and resourceful. Having a handy dandy credit card just makes everything too easy. What if you decided that you were going to give as many gifts as you’ve always given, but you’ll do it with cash? Would that be possible? I think so – as long as you are able to do some homemade activities.
Just as a small example, I’m going to share with you one of my favorite Merry Christmas greeting cards.
What aunt, uncle, grandma, or grandpa wouldn’t love that?
Making the card is simple. Just trace a moose head, and then use the child’s hand print to make the antlers. Classic.
My wife and I (more my wife than I) have just finished up our Christmas gift for this year. I won’t say what it is because our family reads the blog (at least they should). I will say it didn’t cost us much money, but definitely took some time.
Here are some other MH4C posts to help guide you through the holidays:
Since I’m giving you the heads up now, what things do you think you could do to make this Christmas more personal, meaningful, and affordable?