>After the depressing news from Wednesday. I am determined to not only make a dent in our credit card debt but also celebrate Christmas as best I can.
I went through the budget for the month. After all of our bills and minimum payments on the credit cards and loans, food, gas money and additional expenses I came up with $250 for Christmas gifts or supplies to make gifts and $200 extra to put on our debt. There is a little wiggle room in a few areas but all in all I feel pretty darn good about it.
Any money I don’t spend from a bucket of budgeted money I will snowflake which will go towards debt. So far I have snowflaked $7 as my gas budget for the week was $35. We filled up this morning and it was $28 (God bless $2.29 a gallon!). Since the hubs and I carpool we only have to fill up one car a week and his car occasionally as we use it on the weekends.
I have resorted to being completely domestic. My gifts this year will be mainly hand crafted or of the baked variety. On the rare occasion I need to purchase a gift I will do my best to be frugal and thoughtful at the same time.
Between knitting, sewing and baking I have gifts in mind for most family members. Check back throughout the month to see my photos of what I make. If you want to join the handcrafted revolution just click on the badge at the top right of my blog or click here.