Have Yourself a Thrifty Little Christmas
By Daisy Luther
Of all the holidays, Christmas is the one that is the most magical for children…and often the most stressful for adults. It seems like every year, the wish lists get longer and more expensive, the food prices go up, and the traditions get more extravagant. Meanwhile, even when it’s not holiday time, our paychecks must stretch further. Some of us have suffered job losses, unexpected expenses, and a higher cost of living. The holiday season shouldn’t feel like a burden, but for many families, it brings almost as much anxiety as it does joy. It doesn’t have to be like that. Opt out of the holiday insanity. Make simplicity your new mode of celebration. This little book written by a mom and her teenage daughter, has more than a hundred tips for budgeting, decorating, family traditions, gift-giving, and charity, as well as recipes for delicious, festive, yet budget-friendly food.