It is true, there is less than two months til Christmas. Time to Panic, Thrifty-style! :-) I would suggest anyone shopping ebay to start now to allow time for slow shipments for your purchases. Online shopping is totally my first choice; however, you need to leave room for error and time so you don't have to panic!
Also, if you at least start now...you will be able to spread out your spending instead of that last minute shopping that tends to hurt folks by opening credit accounts or using credit cards for buying gifts or items for parties. This is a Thrifty No-No! Well for me it is, I have a panic attack at the thought of using a credit card for a gift. Actually, I do that for any credit card use. I always think, I would rather have that interest for other things than to hand to the credit card companies. Now, I am not saying I am 100% against credit card usage. I just think, if I am going to use one, I have to KNOW before I use it, how it is going to be either paid off at billing time or at least know when it can be paid off, in order to give the least amount of fees to the credit card company.
Anywho, get ready for all the fun as well! I am not a scrooge, I really love Christmas, love the get-togethers, church, spending time with family, the decorations, watching my son's eyes light up at all the beauty of the lights!
Have fun and start now if you haven't already!
59 days til Christmas! (Ooops...sorry to end on a Yikes!)
You're right about not using the credit card for buying gifts. We could pay them twice :-(
Thanks for making me aware about this.
Ack! Only 59 days? I enjoy Christmas so much more now that we fund it with Cash!
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