For years and years, I’ve kept a huge plastic container hidden in my garage. It contains gifts for friend’s birthday parties, family birthday gifts, little things I’ve found on sale or bought off-season and collected throughout the year. Most years by November, the container contains all the gifts we give for Christmas.
I sort of fell off the buying wagon with the busy year we’ve had.
This week when I got out some Christmas decorations, I opened the container. I was happy to see some holiday hand towels that would make nice teacher gifts. But other than that? It was empty.
Y’all: I have to Christmas shop now.
Good thing there’s a store in my garage. Ha!
This just reminded me that it’s good to put thought into saving, planning ahead and being intentional with buying. It not only saves money, it saves time.
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