Members Area
Countdown to Christmas --
Visit My Merry Christmas on Facebook!   Visit My Merry Christmas on Twitter!   Get My Merry Christmas on RSS
Navigation » Merry Forums of My Merry Christmas > Christmas Hands-On > Christmas Shopping > Saving Money » How much do you spend on Christmas?

Saving Money How can you do Christmas on a budget? From coupons to make-do ideas this area discusses all aspects of the economically responsible Christmas.


  Log-in
  Register



















» Stats
Members: 9,972
Threads: 53,438
Posts: 601,419
Top Poster: xmas365 (149,824)
Welcome to our newest member, LightsNXS
» Recent Comments
Hot Cocoa or Hot Chocolate: A Matter of Taste
It's hard to find good writing now a days. But you have done a great job with all these sharing hot Cocoa and hot Chocolate. That's interesting. Thanks for sharing.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My top favorite Christmas Sitcoms: All from M*A*S*H , Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley. Step By Step - I'll Be Home For Christmas
His Name is Bud
love this story! Thanks for sharing your memories.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
Here are my top 10: (in no particular order) All 3 M*A*S*H Christmas episodes they made: Dear Dad Dear Sis Death Takes a Holiday The Bob Newhart Show: His Busiest Time I'm Dreaming of a...
Tips for Buying a Fresh Tree
I will do that fresh cut of the trunk.....that was my problem last Christmas.....the tree lost so many needles....even tho it was fresh....the problem was....since I didn´t cut the trunk....the tree...
» Random Entries
Jimmy Stewart Remembers...
By MMC Editor
06-09-2011 08:53 PM
Last post by Carrie63
08-15-2013 04:23 PM
147,035 Views  8 Posts
When should presents be...
By MMC Editor
06-11-2002 04:51 PM
50,401 Views  0 Posts
Handel's Messiah
By MMC Editor
05-30-2002 03:18 PM
47,274 Views  0 Posts
“Home for the Holidays”...
By MerryCarey
05-14-2012 11:45 AM
40,711 Views  0 Posts
Diary of a Snow Shoveler
By MMC Editor
06-02-2002 06:38 PM
47,015 Views
0 Posts
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 10-05-2008, 07:26 PM
dvdelf's Avatar
dvdelf dvdelf is offline
MMC Media Guru Extraordinaire

Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 7,600
Blog Entries: 5
Thanks: 5
Thanked 859 Times in 554 Posts
dvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the tree
sounds awesome
__________________
hollyjollydvds on twitter
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-05-2008, 07:27 PM
Jeff Westover's Avatar
Jeff Westover Jeff Westover is online now
My Merry Christmas Founder and Chief Light Stringer of the Merry Forums

Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 9,975
Blog Entries: 90
Thanks: 229
Thanked 7,890 Times in 2,408 Posts
Jeff Westover has disabled reputation
hey, money is no object when you don't have any...
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-05-2008, 07:28 PM
dvdelf's Avatar
dvdelf dvdelf is offline
MMC Media Guru Extraordinaire

Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 7,600
Blog Entries: 5
Thanks: 5
Thanked 859 Times in 554 Posts
dvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the tree
I hear ya
__________________
hollyjollydvds on twitter
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-05-2008, 07:30 PM
JanaBanana's Avatar
JanaBanana JanaBanana is offline
*The Christmas Queen* -- Hostess, Real Halloween.com

Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,294
Thanks: 1,241
Thanked 1,111 Times in 545 Posts
JanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the tree
SparkleNana that sounds great! Last year I made homemade jams for the extended family and friends, this year I need the 55+ jar I canned this year for my own family.
I plan on Christmas shopping here very soon... I want to get started while I have it
__________________

©♥Jana's Creations♥
{My photography Blog}
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-05-2008, 07:30 PM
RadioJonD's Avatar
RadioJonD RadioJonD is offline
♪♫Mistletoe Mixologist♪♫

Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 8,457
Blog Entries: 30
Thanks: 2,248
Thanked 7,207 Times in 2,270 Posts
RadioJonD has disabled reputation
Originally Posted by Jeff Westover View Post
You look good in stripes, eh?
Some say better even than in a blue and white gingham dress.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-05-2008, 07:33 PM
BritneyBug BritneyBug is offline
Merry Forums Elf, 3rd Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Carolina!
Posts: 289
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks: 24
Thanked 63 Times in 45 Posts
BritneyBug is a good elfBritneyBug is a good elfBritneyBug is a good elfBritneyBug is a good elfBritneyBug is a good elfBritneyBug is a good elf
I need to start keeping track of how much I spend. Probably way more than I should considering I'm a poor college student!
I end up picking up a lot of gifts on impulse and then spending more than i plan to on gifts for all my co-workers and extended family.
__________________
Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?" ~Bill Watterson
"
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-06-2008, 06:26 AM
Minta's Avatar
Minta Minta is offline
Christmas Royalty
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: South NJ
Posts: 4,475
Thanks: 2,231
Thanked 2,469 Times in 910 Posts
Minta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the tree
We spend around $1,500 on gifts, food and decorations. Gifts are for us, the kids, our parents and a few other family and friends. I also do gift baskets of homemade goodies (cakes and assorted cookies).
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-06-2008, 06:55 AM
Santa's Helper's Avatar
Santa's Helper Santa's Helper is offline
Christmas Royalty
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pennsylvania in my heart, North Carolina physically.
Posts: 3,994
Thanks: 1,257
Thanked 894 Times in 661 Posts
Santa's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to others
We usually end up spending around $2500. I don't add up the cost for food since I don't do the bulk of the cooking. I do bake though. I buy for everyone in the family. With divorced parents on both sides it adds a few extra people. I also buy for about 4-5 people I work with and I bake pumpkin rolls and cookies for some other co-workers and I also bake for the fire department members. I like to give gifts so it's nice to walk in with stuff for everyone whether I bought it or baked it. I usually give out Christmas cards and a candy cane to the other people that don't get anything else from me at work. It's fun.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-06-2008, 08:30 AM
JanaBanana's Avatar
JanaBanana JanaBanana is offline
*The Christmas Queen* -- Hostess, Real Halloween.com

Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,294
Thanks: 1,241
Thanked 1,111 Times in 545 Posts
JanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the tree
We only buy for our immediate family here at home. Otherwise it just gets to be too much buying for everyone And my kids only end up with gifts from us anyways, the grandparents never buy them anything so thats another reason we try to make it special for them every year...
__________________

©♥Jana's Creations♥
{My photography Blog}
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10-06-2008, 08:36 AM
Santa's Helper's Avatar
Santa's Helper Santa's Helper is offline
Christmas Royalty
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pennsylvania in my heart, North Carolina physically.
Posts: 3,994
Thanks: 1,257
Thanked 894 Times in 661 Posts
Santa's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to othersSanta's Helper is a gift to others
If I had kids it'd be a little different but, since I don't and my brother doesn't and my husband is an only child, we buy for everyone.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Year Round Christmas Radio -- Listen now!

Listen to Kringle Radio via...

Winamp
Windows Media


Click to listen now!


Listen to the Merry Podcast NOW

Christmas Fans -- Ranking the Best of Christmas









2012 Founder's Award