I love lists. All lists: to-do, check, grocery, clothing, planning, etc. I thrive on them and crossing things off is a feeling of success, even for the smallest task. Every year, I keep a Google Sheet for gift ideas, purchases, if they’re wrapped, and cards; however, I tend to look at planning for this in November.
I’m creating a new plan. I’ve mentioned before that giving gifts is my love language and I love to shop during the holiday season, BUT I often don’t appropriately budget and when I have an amazing idea, I may or may not be able to fit it within the time frame I have. So, here’s the new idea – so basic, so simple – what if I purchased year round?!
WHAT?! A NOVEL IDEA?!
Guys, I know. I’m a genius.
Ok, so the specifics here are that I would set aside a budget each month for Christmas presents with the exception of Caleigh. (We have a bank account for her, so I can purchase her gifts at any time.) Each person in my life would be assigned a month so I could purchase along the way AND I would get to think about buying gifts ALL the time! Then, when December comes I can focus on wrapping, stockings, and buying for the inevitable last minute Secret Santas.
I’m going to put together a NEW spreadsheet with months and people. I’ll keep you updated as I work through this. Ideas? Do you know how to money? I kind of suck at it, so I’d love any advice. Help! (Thanks in advance)
Here’s to planning,