I am ALWAYS thinking Christmas. Year round.
What I buy for Christmas is something that Leslie started me on.
While she was at Target one day, she saw a gift card she thought I would like. (Don't they have the cutest gift cards?)
She brought it home to me. Thus started my collection of gift cards. If I am at Target or Wal-Mart and see a cute (Target) or generic (Wal-Mart or grocery stores0, we put $5.00 on it. It is as easy as that. By the time "Black Friday" comes, you may have enough to pay for all of your purchases. Wouldn't that be great?
3 Keep with your Christmas notebook/journal/lists, whatever you call it. (You do have one don't you?) This way you can always put the new one right where it goes, and you will not lose them.
4 Keep it up. Have a little extra money? Put more on it.
5 If you "borrow" it, pay it back (if you can).
6 After they (the fun Target ones-like Legos, Barbies that you dress, tape recorders...) are used, x the back with a marker and stick them in a purse or bag for the kids to play with :)
7 I never count what I have until near Thanksgiving. I love the surprise.
Have fun collecting and getting a head start on the holidays with this easy and relatively painless way to save. (Even if you use it for cooking/baking supplies.)
This post is linked up at "THE THRIFTY HOME" for a party. Thank-you so much for hosting one.
Next Wednesday, a baby gift idea, or an idea for you if you have a new(ish) baby.
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