Fall has just begun and I'm already thinking about Christmas. Probably because here in Florida we have four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer, and Christmas. It sneaks up on you and then it's here. This year in particular I have some reflections to do concerning our Christmas budget.
In our 2 plus years of marriage, DH and I share all our budget concerns, questions and decisions. We talk about all our purchases and make decisions together. So in the past 2 years, we set a Christmas budget of whom we will purchase gifts for, how much we will spend per person and whom we will make a baked good for (generally non-family members).
This year, the budget looks to be especially tight since I have come home to be with Pearl and DH is in his final year of graduate school.
I'm looking to make a signature baked good to give to friends: probably this one.
As for family members who will receive a gift, I've been brainstorming. I'm thinking about working with an online photo site to creat calendars for our parents of baby Pearl (As grandparents, I don't think this one will fail:) The good thing is you can get a discount when you purchase more than one calendar.
But do you have ideas of frugal Christmas presents? Gifts you've given in the past or hope to do in the future?