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24th Nov 2014MyLifePack commented on:
Simple ways to save for Christmasa few years ago my grandparents were ill coming up to Christmas and so family members spent lots of time hospital visiting and helping out. We decided as a family that Christmas shopping would be too stressful on top of everything else so bought no presents for each other ... only the children. We all felt so much better and less stressful than going to the shops when they are crowded and so a huge time saver too that we decided that we would keep doing this and instead "double up" and buy each other nicer presents for our birthdays. The presents feel much more personal, none of us feel mean as we've " doubled up" and the advantage is that the cost of presents is spread throughout the year rather than all being a once in December ( 0r January if you've used a credit card ). We all enjoy Christmas season much more now and have time to stand and listen to a Christmas choir etc instead of rushing around the shops.