How to Do Your Christmas Budget

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Plan ahead

It may seem obvious, but the sooner you start prepping, the less stressful December will be. Sort out everything you need to do before the big day, and break it down into manageable chunks that can fit in with your other commitments. If you’re a fan of making lists, this is your moment – just don’t forget to stick to them.

Drop the big shop

It’s easy to get caught up in the supermarket frenzy, but your wallet will thank you if you tough it out and buy only what you need. Stock up on non-perishables like canned and frozen goods a little at a time in the run-up to December – you’ll spread the cost over a period of weeks or even months, and avoid having to do one frantic Christmas megashop – it’s a win-win.

Trade materialism for memories

Christmas treats like a visit to Santa or a trip to the panto are magical for children, and there are often cheaper alternatives to the shopping centers and big-name productions. Look for local community events that are often a fraction of the price, and don’t discount the excitement value of activities like tree decorating, or a wintery walk followed by a hot chocolate.



  • Prepping: The action or process of preparing something, or preparing for something.
  • Frenzy: A state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior.
  • Frantic: Distraught with fear, anxiety, or other emotion.
  • Panto: A theatrical entertainment usually produced around Christmas.


Reading is the best way to expand your vocabulary, so, pick an interesting book. A lot of accidents happen during Christmas mostly due to a combination of alcohol abuse and driving, please take care of yourself and your loved ones.


  • Why would you trade materialism for memories?

Welcome to this activity created by Junior Advisor Mr. Ernesto Almeida Armendariz from Narvarte Branch. Take note of all the pink words, read the text, watch the video and answer the question in the comment section below.

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