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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Holidays! (Already?)



Let’s be honest, you make the promise to yourself every year that you’re going to get out there and start your shopping early – and yet somehow, time slips away. This year, save yourself the stress. Make each day leading up to the Holidays truly enjoyable, with some “Early Bird” Holiday tips that will send you merrily on your way into a stress-free Holiday season.

Make a plan!
Start by putting together an organized list, to outline the major things that you need to spend money on from now until December 25th.  Start with the basics like:

            -Gifts
            -Food/Drinks
            -Cards
-Shipping

…And then break all the major categories down into more detail.

Shop Now!
Believe it or not, October is your best time to start your shopping. This month, most stores are beginning to stock their freshest holiday shipments, so you really do have the best selection to choose from.  Plus, starting this early eases the pressure and gives you the time to really put thought into each gift.

Shop Smart!
Make a budget and stick to it. Take the time to scour the internet for exclusive online deals – it really is worth the time. When the rush of the Holiday season is over and you aren’t paying off credit card debt until April, you’ll be glad you put your savvy shopping hat on from the get-go.

This year, don’t just say you’re going to get ahead and start early – get out there and get it done! When all the busy work has been checked off your list, you’ll be floating in Holiday bliss – enjoying some quiet time in front of the fire or the company of great family and friends.

Here’s to the most successful Holiday season yet!

Get In On It

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