Budgets and holidays


Real Simple Magazine December question: How do you stay on budget during the holidays?

Ahh…no budget for me it is more about the rituals. I have a ritual where I buy my close friend Jennifer who lives in Boston a California Calendar and she buys me a New England Calendar. We have been keeping this tradition going since 1998. We met when I was doing my Junior year college in Rhode Island. I always buy a coffee cup for Imelda and Mercy in the business office from the Potter’s Guild Club Holiday Pottery Sale. A few years ago, I was buying everyone close to me the KFOG Live from the Archives CD. This year is number 16, so been thinking about that gift again. And what could be more of a ritual than Christmas cards!

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