Peppermint Bark, Hot Chocolate and Ice-Skating
What Enhance Your Holiday Spirit?
The holidays (whether you celebrate Hannukah like me, or X-mas, or don’t celebrate a religious holiday at all) are tough time to be poor or be on a tight budget. Besides for all the presents, traveling expenses, loss of pay (for some), there are so many extras that are just so enticing. Hot chocolate! Fancy doughnuts! Anything peppermint! You get the point.
(Are you worried or stressed about budgeting for this upcoming holiday season? Are you tempted to just close your eyes, swipe your credit card and hope your debt doesn’t get too bad? Read these posts to help you Budget for One Thing After Another and Why You Should Budget Even if You Don’t Have Enough Money).
The whole holiday season (especially in the U.S) has become an extremely commercialized, non-stop tempting season. Even if you are not religious, there are so many things that have become part of our “winter rituals”. And who can blame us? Peppermint Bark is delicious! Added to the fact that so many of these things are limited-edition and only are available for a really short amount of time. The pressure to buy it NOW is real.
You would have to be a saint to have perfect self-control during the next few months. And why should you? You are allowed to enjoy and partake all the goodies that are available. Even if you are poor. Even if you have a lot of debt. Its OK to enjoy yourself. Its also OK to be sucked into the consumerism culture every once in a while. You can realize that companies have perfected the art of getting YOU to buy things and still knowingly buy these things.