December 6

Why I Celebrate Christmas

Hey everyone,

As we all know, the Christmas season is here.

Parties; family get-togethers; shopping and wrapping gifts; busy stores; cooking and baking; cleaning; eating; Christmas shows, movies, and specials on TV; decorating the house; special events going on at church; Christmas music playing everywhere; caroling; traveling; giving and helping needy families.

As you have noticed, a lot is going on this time of year.

It made me realize something.

Why am I celebrating a holiday that is stressful and chaotic?

To me, I do it to honor the birth of Jesus.

He is the one that God sent from Heaven to live a sinless life to die on the cross and rise on the third day, so that I can have eternal life with God.

Jesus paid for my sins (that I could not do on my own).

I celebrate Christmas to appreciate what Jesus has done in my life and thank God for his birth.

It’s not about presents, get-togethers, and decorations.

This time is meant to honor what God and Jesus did for me.

I didn’t deserve to have eternal life with God.

But God, thought me worthy of it through his son Jesus.

I have to remember that throughout the season or I won’t be appreciative of this holiday.

Please let me know what you think about Christmas.

Thank You and God Bless You,

Millennial Buddy

November 15

How I Plan on Saving Money on Christmas This Year

Hey everyone,

As we all know, it’s time to start to shopping for Christmas stuff (if you celebrate that holiday).

However, Christmas presents can put a dent in anyone’s bank account (if they are not careful).

This leads to the next question.

How will I save money on Christmas without going broke or in credit card debt?

  • Using money out of a sinking fund I set up a few months ago for Christmas gifts.
  • Giving major gifts only to very important people in my life (e.g. family members).
  • Making bags of treats for other important people in my life (e.g. church family members).
  • Setting a limit on how much I can spend on gifts for each person.
  • Using money I have saved up in my automobile sinking fund for gas needed to travel.
  • Using money I have budgeted in my giving category to buy food for needy families this Christmas.
  • Using cards and decorations I bought over the past several years.
  • Creating food that isn’t expensive for get togethers.

After Christmas, I will share with you all how I did for Christmas this year.

Please share with me any ideas you have on how I can save money for Christmas.

Thank You and Have A Great Week,

Millennial Buddy