Have a very small budget for everyone and focus on the deeper meaning of Christmas. Family time, love, Jesus, giving things other than material goods. Take your family to a homeless shelter to help serve a meal ON Christmas day. Have them make cards or some other cheap craft and give them to nursing home residents. Start a food drive in your neighborhood and have your kids pass out flyers and help collect and take to your local food bank. Focus on giving instead of recieving.
Your budget for each person can be anywhere from $5 to $50 or more depending on how much money you have. No one should ever feel bad for spending less at Christmastime. Use this as a great learning tool for the whole family.
at 4:55 PM on Nov. 24, 2009