Creative, Cheap Christmas Gifts

Christmas traditions can be a fun way to celebrate the birth of our Savior in a special or meaningful way…. But they can also be expensive.

I know a family that spends all day opening gifts, and everyone buys everyone something. I’m talking aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents – everybody! It’s not a cheap tradition!

So if you’re looking for a way to save some money but still have a meaningful Christmas, start your own tradition. Instead of giving everyone a gift, have everyone write a verse that reminds of the other family members. Commit to pray that verse for one another for the next year.

Or have a fun drawing to decide who buys a gift for each family member. My family loves to cook, so we all try to pitch in on the Christmas dinner as part of our gift.

Christmas doesn’t have to be expensive to be meaningful. In fact, challenging yourself to not spend any money on a Christmas tradition may help you come up with the most meaningful tradition, as you keep the focus on Christ.

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