15 Blogs for helping you keep Christmas on a budget

Even though things are looking up in the economy, for the most part, families are still struggling this Holiday season. Getting through Christmas will be easier if you establish a budget and stick to it. Here are a small sampling of articles form the web from a list NannyPro comprised that that will help parents deal with creating and sticking to a holiday budget, discouraging excessive materialism in their kids and learn how to say no to family members and kids in a constructive way..
Few things are responsible for as
much holiday tension as the looming specter of financial strain. Purchasing
gifts for everyone on your list and ensuring that little ones have a memorable
season can leave families struggling with debt well into the New Year. These
five blogs discuss the importance of budgeting for the entire Christmas
holiday, from how much you can afford to spend on dinner to how many toys you
can buy.
•           GUEST
POST: Christmas On A Zero-Budget

Discouraging Materialistic Attitudes
There’s no denying the fact that
today’s kids are targets of more aggressive marketing than perhaps any
generation before them. Helping your kids overcome a sense of entitlement and a
commercially-fueled view of the winter holidays isn’t easy, by any means. It is
necessary, however, to ensure that everyone in your household has the best
holiday possible. The subjects of these five blogs center on the difficult
necessity of curbing commercially-driven attitudes during the Christmas season.
The Art of Saying “No”
No one likes to tell a child,
family member or loved one “no.” There are times, especially during the
Christmas holidays, however, when it’s absolutely necessary to learn how to
gracefully decline invitations and tell your children that they simply cannot
always have their way. These five blogs discuss the best ways to politely refuse
while still holding on to your dignity without offending others.
•           Saying No
to Family and Friends

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