Wednesday 18 November 2009

Christmas cheer, or Christmas fear?

As you'll have already noticed, i have added a countdown to Christmas on my blog and it has really brought home to me just how little time i have left to prepare! I have two adorable daughters who understand that we are pretty cash-strapped, but that doesn't mean that i want them losing out on receiving some nice gifts! I imagine for many families, this is one of the toughest times of the year - i know it is for me, as not only to i have to find ways of buying gifts, but i have to continue paying those monthly bills!
It seems that whilst most people are preaparing and looking forward to the festive season, i am making myself ill with worry. It's so difficult when you have kids, as although mine don't really expect alot, i like to get them what i can to avoid them feeling left out at school and getting stick for not having much....some of their mates receive many expensive gifts which is just not possible for me, and i really don't like putting myself in debt, so i try to buy within my means.
I would love to hear your thoughts on dealing with Christmas, whether you're well prepared or just wishing it was all over, and if you have any advice, it would be more than welcome!! x