How To Reduce Expenses With Fun Gift Exchanges

Christmas Gift game to Save money

If money is tight and you are looking for a way to reduce expenses but still have fun, these two gift games are for you. You’ll learn more about others while playing the game. There is the White Elephant Exchange and the Christmas Gift Exchange. Instead of buying gifts for a long list of people, these games can limit the gifts given, but still be fun and memorable.

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How to Build Traditions to Treasure Years Later

Traditions not only are fun in the moment, but bring lasting memories to share with others and treasure. It is interesting to see the different ways families celebrate holidays and special occasions. Here are some of our traditions.

Valentines –

  • Restaurants are so busy so we stay home and make it special as a family. It is certainly less expensive this way.
  • Decorate table with candy, candles, flowers, paper hearts, and the like.
  • Order out from restaurant or cook your family’s favorite meal.
  • Give each other the 19 cent little valentines from the box that kids exchange at school.
  • One year we wrote what we liked about each other and gave that to each family member.
  • One year, one of the kids was in the hospital on Valentines and we brought the tradition there in the hospital room!

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