christmast time!

@meriel (101)
Philippines
September 30, 2011 11:18am CST
Christmas is coming and all of us are very much happy because this time we will receive a lot of gifts in terms of money or valuable materials sometimes foods. This is also the season when we spend money.. more and much money.. to buy gifts, foods for Christmas eve. and some other expenses. But my question is do we have to spend a big amount for Christmas? Can we celebrate this season without spending a big amount of money? This days i think we should be practical in spending our money. because we might not know what will happen in the future.
9 responses
@rose1717 (190)
• United States
30 Sep 11
I agree with you. Our children are each getting 3 small gifts for Christmas. Jesus only got 3 from the wise men so I feel that 3 were good enough for Jesus then my kids better be ok with just 3 (they are ;)). They are each getting a book, a game and a toy. We are making gifts for our parents. I am making food items for the rest. We come from very large families and we drew names this year and have a $20 spending cap. Christmas isn' about money.
@rose1717 (190)
• United States
1 Oct 11
Thank you. I do know that parts of the world are having Summer while we have our Winter. My dad moved to Australia for awhile, and they are having Summer when we have Winter in Dec. They spend Christmas having a picnic on the beach, while we are all gathered around the table having the fireplace going.
@peavey (16941)
• United States
3 Oct 11
Yes, I think we can celebrate the season very well without spending a huge amount of money. Although I thoroughly enjoy giving to others and the look of a Christmas tree with lots of gifts under it just means Christmas to me, it still doesn't necessarily take a lot of money. Being creative with finding and making gifts and shopping the sales all year long helps me to be able to give the way I like without spending a lot of money. I grew up in a large family, so with two gifts each, gifts were piled high under the tree and I think that's why I like it that way. My present family is much smaller, so it's a bigger challenge to make the tree look like that.
@00fear (3216)
• United States
1 Oct 11
I don't think we really have to spend that much. To me, I think is, it is more about being with our family and of course the time of giving. I don't think it matters what we give cost little or a lot as long they know we remember them. I remember trying to give everyone in my family and far away family a present but I couldn't. I was told that we buy presents to those who spend Christmas with each other.
@cher913 (25782)
• Canada
1 Oct 11
i dont think you have to spend a lot of money for Christmas. i think that homemade gifts are much better than store bought gifts a good lot of the time.
@greenline (14839)
• Canada
1 Oct 11
Yes, Christmas is coming. That is the time to rejoice. It is a time for families and friends to get together and rejoice. But, that does not mean that each and every one of us need to be spending huge amounts of money on the gifts. There may be tokens of love and friendship, yet, the essence and real value is to be together and value one another.
@shskumbla (3338)
• India
1 Oct 11
I think it's better to spend your life while enjoying with your friends. Not spend enough money. It's will problem for future.
@Jennlk84 (4207)
• United States
30 Sep 11
I don't think it's necessary to spend tons of money for the holidays. Honestly it's all up to those celebrating. I find that each family is very different in how they celebrate. We spend money differently, for the holidays, than even those in our family. We keep a budget and stay within it and only spend so much on gifts each year. The most important part of the holidays, to us, is spending time with our families. And that is the one part I am looking forward to most. My hubby and I travel back to our home state and stay with our families for a little over a week. It's a great break from "the real world" and it's so nice spending that time and celebrating with our families.
30 Sep 11
i don't think you have to spend a lot on a christmas present it really depends on your budget. if you are giving your present to someone who truely loves you then they will not care about the price tag they will only care that it came from you and that you gave it with love. home made gifts are just as good as something bought because it means that the person giving it to you thought enough of you to spend the time making it for you :)
@Miah07 (3)
• United States
30 Sep 11
Well I would like to say I love your Holiday spirit.Second off I love christams and now is a good time for those who does layways to started putting them in. The sooner the better, but it is not always about the gifts christmas is the season to be jolly and thankful.The rememberance of our heavenaly father birthday.