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Title: Christmas - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: trishevil on June 25, 2012, 03:08:05 pm
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Exactly 6 months na lang at Christmas na ulit!

Mga SP parents, as early as now I wanted to prepare for the Holiday season,mainly kasi pwede na siya maenjoy ng baby ko.

How about you moms? Any plans for the Holidays?

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Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: trishevil on June 26, 2012, 01:36:50 pm
Christmas gift list (as of now):
1. Digital Camera for my mom
2. Educational Toys for my baby
3. Health and Beauty Products for my SILs, MIL and Aunts

Plans:
1. Cake - Purple Oven
2. Buy ham from Adelina's
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: princess080910 on June 26, 2012, 02:39:44 pm
maybe a good vacation for us "3" will do, since december month falls our anniversary month (dec 21). sana naman this time matupad na. gusto ko kase maumpisahan na yung plano/pangarap namen ni hubby na ilibot si meyer sa buong pilipinas. gusto ko kase ma explore namen pamilya ang ganda ng bansa naten. mas cheaper pa kesa mag disneyland.  ;D
re: gifts , pili lang namang tao mga nireregaluhan ko during holidays kaya madali na lang to.  ;D
kay hubby ako mag iinvest ng magandang regalo niyan, makabawi manlang sa lahat ng kabutihan niya saamin ni baby.  ;D
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: trishevil on August 28, 2012, 10:10:41 am
because of a sudden financial crisis..tipid mode kami sa Christmas. Supposedly uwi sana kami sa province ko para sa Christmas vacation.
Anyways, since we have to start anew..Kelangan ko na mag-ipon ng bongga para sa holidays.
basta I swore that i will splurge on my son. I want him to enjoy his Christmas. Start na ko sa buying ng gifts for him on September. After all, "ber" months na sa Saturday.
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: BlueAby on August 29, 2012, 11:46:19 am
Me naman since ipon mode ang drama ko ngayon Im planning to buy less expensive gifts for my family. Dati kasi sa kanila napupunta bonus ko. Pero now tipid muna, alam ko naman na maiintindihan nila. Pero di ko magagawang matipid ang mga anak ko. Number 1 sa akin ang educational toys, mostly yan ang binibigay ko sa kanila and kahit books as pasalubong. Enjoy naman sila pag binabasahan ko sila ng stories since di pa naman sila marunong magbasa. hehe.

Im still thinking ng motif for christmas tree. Excited ako sa magiging reaction ulit ng mga babies ko. Sayang lang nabasag ng dog namin yung ilang santa claus hehe.
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: dianne_gwa@yahoo.com on August 29, 2012, 11:07:35 pm
kami wala pang plans for christmas kung san mag stay, for me mas gusto ko sa bahay na lang..but this september, plano na namin ni hubby mag start ng shopping for christmas...wish ko lang na mas maging maganda ang business namin ..:)
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: Jaygene on August 29, 2012, 11:52:04 pm
mommies! same here so excited for the coming of ber months. planning to buy curtains for xmas and syempre xmas decors! i'm planning to go to divisoria maybe october pag may budget na si hubby. ha ha ha......

motif for decorations? bears/stuffed toys kasi i have a 2 yr old son. kiddie inspired para naman ma-enjoy niya!
for the gifts naman, i usually give edible, i love to bake kasi. i'll just need to look for nice and cheap jars for the bake goodies.

goodluck mga mommies for the prep!
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: purplemom on August 30, 2012, 01:51:48 am
after my birthday ko pa siguro maasikaso ang Christmas plans ko...pag matuloy ang dream project namin ni hubby this year baka tipid mode ako kasi may mga capital expenditures na dadating...more on mag frequent ako sa mga home depot..excited sana matuloy with God's grace ;)

usual preps ko for Christmas is check ko muna ang mga gifts last year na naka store lang or di nakuha...ni recycle ko yun iba papalitan lang ng gift wrap depende sa motif ko ng shades ng purple.  Laging purple ang Christmas theme ko nagiiba lang ng shades and combination.  After that, mag update na ako ng list ko ng reregaluhan...pag toys sa Divi ako bumibili pero mag window shop muna ako sa big malls...then titingin na ko sa Divi or Greenhills ng kapareho nun at yun ang bibilhin ko...if wala ako magustuhan sa Divi or specific ang request ng reregaluhan ko sympre sa mall talaga...

pag nafinalize ko na ang purple shades na theme ko mag visit na ko sa Dapitan Arcade and bibili ng mga export surplus na pang decor...

plan din namin mag travel out of the country kaso ma short siguro kami sa budget kasi may ina anticipate kami na capital expenditures plus wala pa passport mga kiddos...ayaw ko mag travel ng sobra tipid...baka out of town na lang ulit like last Dec nag Subic kami...

on gifts, si nanay ko pa lang ang may naisip ako na gift pero baka sa bday niya sa Oct ko ibigay...if mabigay ko Oct sa Christmas pera na lang....sa mga kiddos ko wala pa ko naisip..kay hubby wala pa din baka driving shoes pero yun na kasi plan niya bilhin sa sarili niya...sa relatives wala pa ako naiisip...
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: chococream on September 01, 2012, 07:57:18 pm
sana if matutuloy si hubby sa pag.uwi this december. sana makapunta si baby sa ocean park
regalo, depende lang sa budget la kasi talaga pera super tight ng pera kasi pagla sakay la din income kami masyado ni hubby need monthly magpay sa hospital.
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: proudofELA on September 01, 2012, 08:17:42 pm
-ber month na! Wala pa talaga akong plans for Christmas except for my motiff.. I want a red Christmas this year. :)
Eeeee! Nakakaexcite isipin ang mga Christmas season sale!
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: sweetpumpkin on September 03, 2012, 06:49:08 am
this coming christmas season we are not planning for any exchage gifts..gusto namen pumunta baguio..12 kami lahat. at sana makapunta din kami batangas for swimming.3 weeks lang vacation namen sa pinas. hahatiin ko pa yun sa inlaws ko at sa side ko.my mom was so excited on planning sabi ko teka lang baka hindi kami makasabay sa mga plano nila kasi medyo on a tight budget kami..and my mom said, "hwag mo intindihin ang gastos,basta masaya tayo at magkakasama.." hay..teary eyed... yun naman talaga ang importante..masaya ang pamilya! :)
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: KVsmommy on September 03, 2012, 10:02:54 am
Plans for Christmas:

1. Definitely - to get to spend it with my family. :)
2. Prepare a yummy spread for Christmas eve dinner.
3. Have little gifts to give away sa immediate family ko, especially sa aking little girl. :)
4. No plans of making pasyal anywhere - toxic season eh. Hehe. Di namin maenjoy pag masyado madami tao. Maybe after Christmas season na lang. :)
5. Gift for myself ... wala pa ko maisip. :)

Checklist:
1. Will buy additional Christmas decor and start of gifts na this September - I know na where to go for unique and affordable Xmas finds! :)
2. October - Gawa na ng printables for Christmas. I want to make it like a little 'party' ulit for my family this Christmas. :)
3. November - Decorate the house! Yey! <3
4. December - Hopefully nakabalot na si hubby ng gifts namin. Hehe.

Budgeting:

Save more than splurge. :) Wala naman sa peso value ng gift ang essence of giving.

Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: trishevil on September 03, 2012, 10:32:20 am
Ako naman, mag-ber month fasting ako para makatipid sa unnecessary expenses (mahilig kasi ako bumili ng desserts and meryenda na mas mahal pa sa lunch ko) at para may savings ako for the holidays!!
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: BlueAby on September 04, 2012, 10:55:58 am
Naku sis yan din idea ko last week. Pero di ko natupad. Like kahapon and kanina napabili na naman ako ng food. Hirap talaga na mahilig ka  kumain, magastos din. hehe. ::)
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: purplemom on October 02, 2012, 11:20:53 am
Mommies, would you know where can i buy purple artificial Christmas tree? Yun nasa Dimensione kasi is fuschia pink although near to purple na...TIA...
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: yangmei on October 02, 2012, 04:50:38 pm
same as last year walang christmas tree ulit kase pag inilagay ko na naman isa isa na naman siguradong pipitasin ng baby Yuna ko ang decor... Pero sure it will be happier this christmas kumpleto kaming family at nandito si hubby  :)
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: chester on October 02, 2012, 05:14:08 pm
excited na ako ngaung parating na pasko.  maapreciate na ni baby ang mga decors ngaun kasi 1 y/o na siya.  1st week of nov. na ako mag decorate sa bahay after undas.  sa gifts naman, i plan to give grocey basket per family na lang para makatipid.  ;)
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: Nanay Gez on October 08, 2012, 09:24:05 am
hello mga mommies!
kami first time mag spend ng christmas sa aming house. kaya super excited na talaga ko. ilang months ko na ring pinag-iisipan kung ano ang motiff ng xmas tree namin. any suggestion? gusto ko kakaiba naman kasi at exciting.. saka malaki ba ang difference ng price ng xmas decor sa SM as compared sa Divi? medyo malayo kasi ako sa divi, baka konti lang difference eh sa SM na lang din ako buy.. what do you think mga sis? :)
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: macky27 on October 16, 2012, 01:59:32 am
Hi mommy  ;D kung marami bibilhin mo mas mura talaga sa divi. Yung tree ko nabili ko lang siya ng 3.2k 7 ft na color white, sa sm nasa 8k mga ganon. Sa mga decor naman mura pa rin sa divi kung mga balls and other ornaments wholesale kasi kadalasan presyuhan nila. Pero meron din naman mga ornaments sa malls na magaganda talaga na wala sa divi. Kung mga xmas lights mas ok sa malls ka siguro bili para mas safe  ;D  tignan mo rin sis kasi minsan may mga damage yung sa divi kailangan matalas din mata mo. Minsan kala mo nakamura ka na sa garland pero maigsi pala yung nabili mo  divi compare nung mga nasa malls, yun mga ganong bagay.
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: Nanay Gez on October 16, 2012, 08:24:53 am
Thanks sa insight sis! san bang part ng divi magandang mamili ng mga christmas decors? 

i am also planning na rin kung ano menu namin for Christmas eve.. :)
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: Myangeljzd2ofus on October 16, 2012, 11:50:08 pm
mga sis maganda mamili sa divisoria pero you can also try going to dapitan area sa sampaloc...for sta claus and other ornaments meron parang factory outlet sa may lacson sa sampaloc eh di ko lang matandaan yun cor st it start with f....madami rin sa uniwide...may ilan pa naman bukas na uniwide eh...makaka buo ka nga ng christams village mo sa uniwide eh...
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: BlueAby on October 17, 2012, 06:27:16 pm
kaka-sad naman di kasi namin matatayo ang christmas tree namin this christmas. Ginawa kasing paradahan ng motor ang bahay namin. Need maging creative para magmukha paring alive ang bahay.

Madami po christmas decor sa may clustermall, before divimall, and divimall mismo. pasensiya na po di ko maalala name ng store. Dun kasi ako madalas bumili ng mga decors namin every year. May ilan din akong nabibili from bazaar and malls na unique and maganda talaga. Mga 90-150 ang christmas balls sa divi isang pack na nila yun. Pero depende sa klase. May nabili kasi ako na magandang klase nasa 500 naman.

Wala pa akong naiisip na panregalo sa family ko. waaaa. need na mag-isip isip
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: Morefun on October 18, 2012, 05:46:53 pm
Wow!  December na...pero birthday ko muna.  Plan naming mag Ocean Park ni hubby and baby.  First time ni baby eh.  Last time kasi kami lang ni hubby sa Hong Kong Ocean Park.  Kaya this time kasama na si baby.  Kaya, tipid and ipon mode na kami  ;D  Pero, just in case, ang importante, magkakasama kami, kahit sa Luneta lang or sa grounds ng PICC.   ;D
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: aries_momma on October 18, 2012, 06:15:03 pm
we'll be welcoming our baby boy 1st week of December, ngayon palang halos tapos na ko magwrap ng Christmas gifts for family and close friends. mawawalan na kasi ako time gawin yun kapag lumabas na si baby. we're so excited kasi gift ni God samin ang baby boy namin for Christmas kaya it's extra special.   :)
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: heartm3 on October 20, 2012, 11:44:10 am
Mga momsis! Im so excited for the upcoming christmas since first namin eto with our little baby. Im planning to spend the whole december by exploring different places with attractions. Yun lang my problem is 7 months old palang c baby by december so i really have no idea saan namin sya puwede isama, aside from those shopping malls.
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: sweetpumpkin on October 27, 2012, 02:23:15 pm
sa mga mommies na may babies below one year old,i don't recommend going to shopping malls.sobrang crowded for sure.although maraming attractions at magandang magpapicture dahil sa mga decors pero yung hassle ng pakikipagsiksikan at mga pila sa pagbabayad sa cashier hehe wala akong tyaga. kami siguro hanggang dalawang beses lang magpupunta sa mall.as in yung mga kailangan bilhin,dun ang kami pupuntang section.syempre dapat may budget na sinusunod. i like going din sa mga bazaars, nuvali particularly. yung mga bazaars na alam mong safe ka naman.
gustong gusto ko talaga makapunta ng divisoria kaso walang maiiwan sa mga anak ko.sayang din kasi marami sanang mabibili na mura.but i found an online shop na yun hinahanap ko e meron sila.at to my surprise e kapitbahay pa pala namen so no shipping fee na.
sa aming family outing naman,ang final na napagdesisyunan namen ay Villa Escudero at Zoobic Safari. malapit din kami sa Tagaytay.so yun mga places na yun ang pupuntahan namen.ngayon pa lang naglilista na ako kung magkano magagastos for these places..like entrance fees,food,souvenirs, gas..para nakabudget na din. kapitbahay lang namen EK pero pass muna.next year na lang siguro kami punta dito.
i know madami akong makikita na toys,clothes at kung ano ano pa..but i will try to stick to my list. less pasyal, less hahaha!!! pero i will make sure na magiging happy ang Holidays na ito para sa aming pamilya. :)
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: Mommy Jazz on October 27, 2012, 03:19:55 pm
Other than Divisoria, san po magandang mamili na mura around Metro Manila? Very nice suggestion ni sweetpumpkin. Share your shopping tips na rin.
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: purplemom on October 28, 2012, 12:23:35 am
hindi din kami nag mall pag holidays..iwas din kasi kami sa maraming tao...last year nag Subic Safari and Ocean park kami...this year baka Tagaytay and sa New year magpa book sa hotel near manila bay para free fireworks viewing na din...yun lang puntahan tlaga ang house pag Christmas day kaya nag decorate talaga ako...

wala pa ko makita na purple tree..sa Dimensione naman fuschia pink...meron sa NBS kaso 3 ft lang pero swak na swak ang color...sa Divi naman panay white and green..sa Dapitan arcade, brown, white and green lang nakita ko..pero ang mumura ng christmas balls sa Dapitan yun may sequence 8 pcs big for P50 lang..sa SM siguro mga P300 plus yun...babalikan ko talaga kaso wala pa ko purple tree..baka yun old tree na lang if wala talaga makita...
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: Mommy Jazz on October 29, 2012, 01:56:53 pm
Mommies, would you know where can i buy purple artificial Christmas tree?

Sa MOA I've seen different colors of xmas trees, meron pa nga black. It's at this modern furniture store (sorry forgot the name of store) na in between Fax and Parcel and Living Well 2nd floor north wing. Dimension na ba yon? Can't remember pero yun lang ang store na unusual ang xmas trees.
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: purplemom on October 29, 2012, 02:16:45 pm
@Mommyjazz......bihira kasi ako mag MOA...will check if Dimensione nga yun...thanks sa info :)
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: mommy tesha on November 06, 2012, 09:00:31 am
@sis purplemom, i'm not sure if Unique novelties has a purple Christmas tree...but they have a lot of Christmas decor every year....http://untc.multiply.com/ (http://untc.multiply.com/)

For my family we just put up our Christmas tree lastt weekend and si hubby pa ng hehe...haven't done my gift list since I'm preparing for my baby girl's baptism this December...after that Christmas gifts naman asikasuhin ko :)
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: Mommy Jazz on November 06, 2012, 06:32:35 pm
san po magandang mamili na mura around Metro Manila?

Oops, may link na pala on this. Join po kayo dito about places to shop.
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/parentchat/index.php/topic,12649
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: Mommy Jazz on December 11, 2012, 02:24:38 pm
Have you seen Mommy tin_cordero's Christmas tree decor suggestion?
(http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag130/kidspartyhub/i683x1024.jpg)
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/parentchat/index.php/topic,54370.msg868436.html#msg868436

Gagayahin ko po, ang lamya kasi ng Xmas tree namin. I'm excited na!
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: trishevil on December 11, 2012, 04:43:33 pm
We went to Quiapo last month to buy Christmas decors for our office. Christmas decors were cheap. Christmas balls cost P45 for a dozen. The problem is -  the quality is so poor.  :( . Imagine, we were trying to hang the balls on the tree and then their hook-part (where the string is attached) fell apart! We wasted around 25% of the items we bought

Kaya note sa lahat ng mommies, if you want your Christmas decors to last, invest on good quality pieces. The decors we bought at the malls are really expensive compared to the ones bought in Quiapo but at least they lasted for years.

I already bought the gifts for my nieces and nephews. I bought some at SM and some at Kid's Circle in Avenida.

Next week I'm on full-blast grocery shopping.
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: kiz_me1109 on December 11, 2012, 10:57:16 pm
Christmas Day plan - My original plan was to go to my sisters house and dun kaming 3 for christmas eve and will be back sa house on the 25th para kasama naman sila in laws and opening ng gifts. Kaso, mukhang eepal yung anak anakan ng sister ko so we might change plans. RIght now, hindi ko pa alam kung ano ang 2nd plan. =(

Gifts:
- Bought toys and clothes for the kids sa province.
- Bought digicam for my parents and will give them money for their Noche Buena
- Hubby and I agreed na wala nang exchange gifts. hehe For a change, we will just go out together the week before Christmas (to avoid traffic and dagsa ng tao). We will go to a spa, eat in a buffet and watch a movie. =)
- Bought toys for our son (lahat ng gusto niya binili namin as a treat.) =)
- For New Year, I'll ask kung pwede pasok ako ng morning para sa gabi sa house ako. Sayang din kasi ang double pay. hehe
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: Mommy Jazz on December 12, 2012, 02:15:39 pm
Yeeey, I did it. Had pictures printed at tronix. Mura lang cutie size.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qsjcLVXgVvI/UMggf6_wtuI/AAAAAAAAHrM/-mEgtkDCMDg/s512/CIMG0007.JPG)
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: chester on December 20, 2012, 08:24:28 am
plans :
22-23 baguio with family side of hubby
24-25 -balik bulacan to celebrate christmas naman sa family side ko.
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: sangolko on December 20, 2012, 12:07:54 pm
Just finished shopping for xmas gifts; yung iba recycled kase dami natira na gifts last year :)
- sa inaanaks: toys, clothes & yung iba cash na lang kase hindi ko alam if magkikita kami
- sa pamangkins: clothes for boys & kikay kit for girls
- tatay & inay / Mil & Fil : cash
- lolo at lola : cash & groceries
- brothers & SIL: boxer shorts, bag
- for baby ko: hindi na ako namili kase dami pinashopping ko my MIL sa US by next year 1st quarter nandito na yun, sori baby :)
- for hubby ko : slippers & wallet hindi ko pa sure kase ayaw niya palitan yung sira nyana wallet :(
- for ME : wala pa ako maisip dami ko kase gusto mukhang hindi pa naman kaya ng budget ni hubby hehe

Will be spending christmas sa province at for sure magiging masaya kami lahat kase 1st time namin magxmas with my baby, yahu!
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: KVsmommy on December 20, 2012, 02:28:18 pm
Hopefully makapag-grocery at palengke na tomorrow for most of the Noche Buena ingredients. :) Mahirap na makipagsapalaran sa 24. Share kami ng food assignments ng parents ko dahil dito sila magPasko. Hindi ko pa alam what to cook! Waaah! Nakakatamad. Hehe. Overwhelmed with deadlines eh, hay. :(

Need to scour the net for simple recipes na kakaiba naman, para maiba naman ang Noche Buena meals. Hehe. :D

Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: michi247 on December 20, 2012, 03:20:27 pm
savings: yung christmas tree namin, 3yrs na namin ginamit pero this time bumili ko ng bagong decor nung nagsale sa S&R. kulang-kulang na kasi yung decors ko kasi yung anak ko ginawang basketball yung christmas balls ko.
sa gifts naman, I took advantage yung mga sale ng oct and nov. then para sa maramihan na gifts like sa colleagues, friends and classmates, nagDIY na lang ako.

DIY: Sweet Treats
http://www.michishomesweethome.com/2012/12/diy-sweet-treats.html

DIY: Homemade Gifts
http://www.michishomesweethome.com/2012/12/diy-homemade-gifts.html

Noche Buena: so far wala pa ko plan kasi hindi ko pa alam kung sa house or sa in-laws kami magstay. kung sa house, simple menu lang since 3 lang kami kakain.

Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: Errych on December 25, 2012, 11:03:56 pm
Christmas celebrations need not be expensive or extravagant. Read on for a few practical tips.
4 Ways to a More Frugal Christmas
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http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/home-living/moneywise/4-ways-to-a-more-frugal-christmas
Title: Re: Christmas 2012 - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: toughmom moderator on July 11, 2013, 11:25:42 pm
Start planning (and saving) for Christmas as early as now.
(http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/images/site-alpha/articles/wgjuly12-gourdos.jpg)
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/home-living/travel-trips-activities/family-weekender-guide-things-to-do-on-july-12-to-14
Title: Re: Christmas - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: MommyniAddie on July 25, 2013, 09:55:20 am
Definitely to spend the whole day with my family. First Christmas na maeenjoy ng daughter ko kasi mas may muwang na siya compared last year na wala pa cyang 1 month ;D ang pasko. Im looking forward to buy educational toys for her na :)
Title: Re: Christmas - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: Errych on October 14, 2013, 01:06:53 pm
Do you want to know what you can do so you’re less stressed when Christmas rolls around? Here are some useful tips.
10 Things You Can Do Now to Have a Stress-free Christmas
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http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/home-living/homebase/10-things-you-can-do-now-to-have-a-stress-free-christmas
Title: Re: Christmas - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: ascii on October 18, 2013, 10:57:11 pm
Since first chrismas ko with my husband and our baby...
I will make the most of it..
Magsimbang gabi kahit nakakatulog sa simbahan...
I will cook for my hubby...
I will always smile... Bcoz so much thankful ako at nabuo na ang kaming dalawa ni hubby with baby...
Di ko maexplain pero im so happy waiting until xmas and new year...
Iniisip ko??? ano kayang mailuto sa pasko na madali lang pero masarap...
Title: Re: Christmas - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: Mommy Jazz on November 14, 2013, 10:04:12 am
On my latest trip to DV, namili na ako ng konti para bawas load sa susunod na Xmas shopping ko.
I want my relatives to try my osso buco recipe.
Title: Re: Christmas - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: toughmom moderator on November 30, 2013, 12:31:53 am
18 Tips to Avoid Overspending during the Holidays
(http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/images/momshop-web.jpg)
Stick to your budget.
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/home-living/moneywise/18-tips-to-avoid-overspending-during-the-holidays
Title: Re: Christmas - plans, checklists, budgeting and saving for the holidays
Post by: MrsPractical on December 05, 2019, 10:27:17 am
Pasko nanaman. Masaya pero nakaka stress. Wala kasi akong katulong mamili, magbalot, magluto, tapos may mga Christmas programs at party pa ang mga bata, reunion. Kayo, hindi ba kayo nase-stress? Suggestion please!