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I can’t believe Christmas for 2013 has already been and gone! There is such a huge build-up and it seems everything goes into overdrive as we prepare for this one day. And then it’s gone in the blink of an eye!! This year i noticed in particular that the budget for Christmas was stretched. As a result, i think i’ll be staying away from any retail temptations for a while!! It’s so difficult to cater for all your family and friends, but yet still keep within your budget so you’re not paying for Christmas 6 months later!! It has all been worth it in the end though. Perhaps i will need to start being really ruthless and purchasing gifts in the June/July sales to save money!!! Happy New Year to everyone and hope it is a wonderful 2014!


Posted by cenewell, 27th December 2013


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  • If you have some idea of family/ friends tastes then sometimes it is best to always keep an eye out throughut the year. The only problem is finding the space to store it until the end of the year as you don’t want to damaged and still kept in brand new condition . This will at least offload a bit of stress at the end of the year .

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  • I like to buy throughout the year!

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  • Always stick to a budget; it really does make a difference.

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  • That’s a great tip! I shall keep that in mine for the next celebration!

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  • you could try castle hampers i paid $10 a week and got a huge box of food and presents at christmas takes the stress away form xmas

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