Tip of the Week : Set Your Holiday Limits

Set your holiday limits now, if you haven’t already!

How many trips?  How much money to spend?  Where will you spend them?  Simple rituals to start?  Perhaps you’re a great advance planner and have everything nailed down, if so please share your tips!  If not then set aside a half hour to get some thoughts and numbers and dates down on paper, with your partner.  Plan a menu.  Divvy up responsibilities.  Start making multiples of an easy gift.  Make SURE you make a budget, and stick to it!  Piggy banks are not for just the kids, get yourself an envelope or jar and set aside for your holiday spending.
If you’re like me, you’ll need to get your plans on paper, and repeat it 3 or 4 times, for your partner to get it straight!  So repeat it early and often :)

Any tips on how to make it easier?  Please share!