Sunday, December 2, 2012

One More Book Review

Debt - Proof Your Christmas: Celebrating the Holidays without Breaking the Bank

by Mary Hunt

"Christmas--with no debt, less stress, and more joy!
Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also one of the most stressful--and most expensive. Expectations run high, and it's tempting to whip out the credit cards to create the perfect Christmas, with lavish meals, new decorations, and the latest, greatest gadgets and fashions for everyone on your gift list.
But you don't have to overspend or go into debt to have a fabulous holiday.
Financial expert Mary Hunt shows you how to assess your situation, commit to no new debt, and think creatively about gifts. With Mary's guidance, you'll discover what caused you to overspend in the past and how to approach this Christmas with a plan. It just might be the best gift you can give yourself and your family."

My thoughts on this book:

This little book is fully stocked with some great ideas! If you ever wondered how some people manage to have a great Christmas, nice gifts for everyone, and still keep their sanity, this is a must read. Included are recipes, creative gift wrap ideas, gift in a jar ideas, and so much more. If this book doesn't give you at least one idea on how to make your Christmas easier on your wallet, I'll eat my hat! (Ok, no I won't, but you get the idea.)
I found a new term that will become part of my regular vocabulary: yarnicide (pg. 79).
I particularly liked the idea of a new Christmas tradition (to replace the commercial chocolate-a-day advent calendars) of unwrapping and reading one Christmas themed story per night with my kids starting December 1st. I will so be doing this next year!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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