It’s amazing how quickly money can disappear during the month of December. Every time I turn around, there’s something to buy, something to support or something to give. And, a lot of those things are really good things that we really want to do. As I’ve been thinking about how we can do good things with our money this month, I’ve realized that one of the best ways I can save money (so i can put it to good use) is to spend the holidays at home. Oh, I’m not talking about skipping out on Christmas dinner with my in-laws…I’m talking about finding family fun right here, rather than going out to get it. Here are a few ideas:
Reading good books together. The library still loans them out for free, y’all! Tonight we read Merry Christmas, Curious George!
Watching holiday films at home. Again, you can get a lot of these from your library, but we also subscribe to Netflix (we don’t have cable or satellite), and for $10 a month, it’s much less expensive than heading to the theater. We watched Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn tonight…or at least most of it, but that interruption is a whole other post…
Magnolia leaves…we have lots of them…and they are the most beautiful FREE decoration I can imagine….and if you, like me, are allergic to anything sprucey, they’re perfect! I’ll post a picture of my mantle soon to prove it.
How do you save money by spending your holidays at home?