Festive Ideas to Try This Season Without Breaking the Bank
Over the years, “Januworry” has become a tasteless running joke that’s somewhat based on fact: we are expected to spend a lot of money during the festive season. The end. Yet many people get shamed come the new year when “spending a lot of money” is suddenly a bad trait. Looking to get in on the festive season fun without break the bank? Here are six, fun ideas to get you started.
Gift baked goods or trifle in a beautiful jar
Visiting a relative or friend for a big lunch and not sure what to bring? How about dessert or baked goods in a jar? It will look as good as it tastes.
Make a leisurely breakfast as often as you can
Look, it about two weeks you will be back on the rat race and eating on the run again. Why not make the festive season the time where you wake up with intention, ease into your day slowly and make yourself (and family) a wonderful breakfast each morning?
Abstain from fireworks this year
Fireworks are a complicated issue. Sure, they seem fun but not only are they dangerous, they are also cruel to animals and are often sold illegally. Why not change things up this New Year’s Eve by creating alternative fun?
Instead of the loud and dangerous fireworks, why not make your own confetti to throw at midnight and buy the kids bubble makers to play with as they ring in the new year?
Help a neighbour or relative bring festive joy to their family
Times have been hard lately. If you can afford to bring relief to a friend, neighbour or relative this festive season by doing something simple like organising a Christmas outfit for their little one, go for it. The world needs all the cheer it can get.
Invite a neighbour for lunch
While on the subject of festive season cheer, why not invite a struggling neighbour for Christmas or Boxing Day or New Year’s Day lunch? You know there’s always too much food. Even if it’s just having them over for scones, ginger beer and adult conversation while the kids play together. It’s important to make our struggling friends feel included during this taxing season.
Make a New Year’s Eve playlist of all your favourite songs
Can’t afford to attend all the festive season festivals? Why not take matters into your own hands and make a playlist of all your favourite songs? You will even get to determine which song was the song of the year based on the song you play at midnight!
How are you spreading festive cheer this year?