This year has been an odd one but regardless of what happens with global events, Christmas will still happen this December. With the strange time we’re living in, it’s more important than ever to plan for Christmas 2020. What can we do to organise what we need, how we’re celebrating and what we’re buying this Christmas? Let’s take a look.
Plan For Christmas 2020
Lots of us have lost jobs or have found finances difficult because of the pandemic, so buying things on offer and when you see them at bargain prices is a great thing to do. This is a great way to plan your Christmas finances. You can simply cut back on the amount of presents you’re buying. How often do the kids play with the box rather than the toy the box was surrounding? Be simple with your present purchases this year. Avoid buying gifts for extended family or neighbours or friends on the school run. It might take an awkward conversation but it can relieve pressure and stress during the festive season. It’s more important now than ever to live within your means. That also means having a Christmas within your means. Figure out how much you can afford and remain within that budget.
The Little Things
Make this Christmas all about the little things. Little changes to your decorations to bring a glimmer of festive spirit into the home. Little gifts to one another. Handmade crafts, promises and experiences of doing things together are even better than physical presents. Ask yourself, do the kids really need more toys? Or would they like a family day out instead? Children want our time so that is well worth remembering when you’re buying gifts.
A family board game will create more family memories than another plastic action figure off the most wanted this Christmas list. Don’t over buy food too. The shops are only shut for a couple of days and how much do you really need? It’s one day and as long as everyone is round the table, does it matter what you eat? The little things are the most important part of Christmas. The giving of a small gift. The hug between mother and child. The laughter, happiness and smiles of a family. Christmas 2020 can be the one of little things. Appreciation not extravagance.
Santa Is Still Coming To Town
The big fella in his red and white suit will still be coming to town this year so you can tell the kids to watch out and not cry. There will still be treats but the elves might not be able to get as much made and on the sleigh this year. There will still be things under the tree to open on Christmas morning but with that said, family is everything. Snuggle down on the sofa and enjoy a Christmas film in your festive PJs.
When we prepare ahead of time, we get a better idea of how things work out. We can organise ahead of the event and still make Christmas 2020 one to remember.