GET PLANS IN PLACE
Look into what you want to do for Christmas this year; who do you want to see, and what events do you want to go to? Will you need to travel? Book tickets or hotels in advance to ensure availability.
SET A BUDGET
Make a list of the extra outgoings you have and budget accordingly.
Failing to plan is planning to fail and all that! It’s a busy and expensive time. There’s no shame in being realistic about what you can afford; setting boundaries and budgets is key here.
✒️ If you’re hosting people, what food and drink do you need to buy?
✒️ Who are you buying gifts for? Can you opt for Secret Santa with your family or friend group?
✒️ Christmas Dos; one with work, one with your SO, one with your friends? Are you able to commit to all of them?