Inexpensive Ways To Celebrating Christmas
Inexpensive Ways To Celebrating Christmas
People dread thinking about the huge spending just to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Why not? The economy is still struggling and earning too much could break the bank. Some of us would just loathe the idea of missing out the fun because money is hard to come by. Quickly, Christmas this year could not as merry as it was before. Fear not, there are ways to be jolly this yuletide season and here are some suggestions to have fun on a tight budget.
Going to the movies
Going to the movies is an excellent way to spend Christmas. It is inexpensive and you can bond with friends and family without much strain on your wallet. More often Hollywood producers would reserve their most notable titles at the end of the year. Surely, you can find great movie choices that would interest the whole family or your circle of friends.
If you find ticket prices still too steep, another alternative is to buy movies through Netflix, iTunes or Google Play. These entertainment digital distribution channels give you choices of movies that you can watch again with family and friends. Digital distribution networks stream or allow you to download the movies legally for a small fee. The list of titles that are featured on their network as has become robust so you’ll have a lot of choices.
Volunteer at a shelter
Volunteering at a soup kitchen or a shelter is another way to have a meaning in the celebration of Christmas. You can ask friends and family to donate some of their time volunteering during the holiday season. It is a way of giving back the blessings that you received throughout the year. You can also do a drive where you would ask people to donate used clothing and foodstuff that you can give to the shelter. There is no better way to feed your soul by extending a helping hand to those in need.
Caroling is fast fading as one of the time-honored traditions during Christmas time. Give it a new twist by spending at least 30 minutes on the house you visit. This will give you ample time to catch up with friends and family during Christmas. Just remember not to over extend which could cause harm due to unnecessary stress.
Make sure during caroling that you are warm with enough clothing as you stay for longer periods of time outdoors. The weather could be chilly especially with winter officially kicking in.
If you happen to spend time with family especially those coming from out of town, catch up with them and play some board games. Playing with them gives you time to bond and at the same time the moment can be fun-filled. Sometimes, mingling with your cousins, aunts and uncles can be a drag. You are not alone. But hey, they’re family and they want to bond with your too.
Playing board games with them captures the magic of being family and you could discover a lot of things from your relatives during the moment. Truly an inexpensive way to know more about your family, playing board games is an excellent way to bond, with family that could happen once a year.
Borrow books from the library
Have you visited the local library lately? Surely they have nice books that you can borrow. In this digital age, where there is an increase of the use of e-books; the use of libraries has dwindled. It is not uncommon that you will find people reading their books using their tablets. Borrowing real books is a way to recapture the past and tell the younger generation about a rather simple past.
You could borrow books that everyone can enjoy. Start a family tradition of reading books to small children in the family by the fireplace. In no time, it will become the most anticipated part of your family’s Christmas celebration in years to come.
Having a tight money problem during Christmas shouldn’t drag you down. You can always celebrate the spirit if you use your imagination and creativity. The tips listed above are some suggestions that you can improve on or you can devise your own. The important thing is that Christmas is not about money it is about spending time with people that matters to you most.