Welcome back to my 25 Days to an Organized Christmas. If you missed Day 1, you can learn how to create a Christmas Planner here.
Today we are talking about setting the Christmas budget. Please please don’t shut your computer just yet!
I’m not going to tell you how much you should spend because everybody has a different financial situation. What I am going to give you are tips so you can have an “all cash Christmas” and not be stuck with big bills come January. This is definitely not an all-inclusive list. These are just some things that have worked for my family.
First, start with a reasonable amount of cash that you are willing/able to spend on gifts. Then, as you purchase gifts for each person, write it down on this Christmas Budget worksheet and keep track of the balance that you have left. Kind of like a checkbook. Make sense?
Here is where you can put those plastic page protectors to use. Put one right behind the Christmas Budget Printable to use for all your receipts and gift receipts.
Now you have all receipts in one place. If you include gift receipts when wrapping gifts, it will be easy to just pull them out of the plastic sleeve when needed.
Stop back tomorrow and learn how I organize everything for my Christmas cards.