Christmas without overspending - Yes, it's possible!

Maly Charbonneau Picture - Welcome Spaces - Co-Founder, Marketing Director
Maly Charbonneau
Nov 13, 2023
2 min
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Learn how to enjoy the magic of Christmas without breaking the bank with our clever saving tips - celebrate the holidays without excessive spending!

Christmas is a time of year when joy and generosity are celebrated. However, this generosity can sometimes weigh heavily on the wallet. At WelcomeSpaces, we believe that celebrating the holidays should not equate to excessive spending. Here are our tips for enjoying the magic of Christmas without going broke.

1. Organize a potluck dinner

Rather than taking on the entire meal yourself, why not ask each of your guests to bring a dish? This format, known as potluck, not only allows for cost-sharing but also provides an opportunity to discover new recipes and enjoy a convivial moment in the kitchen.

2. Plan a Secret Santa

Gift exchange is a quintessential Christmas tradition, but it can quickly become costly if you have a large family or a wide circle of friends. Why not organize a Secret Santa? Each person only buys one gift, for one person drawn at random. You can even add an original touch by choosing a theme, like funny sweaters or unusual coffee mugs.

3. Use your loyalty points

If you've accumulated loyalty points from retailers like SAQ or Indigo, now is the time to use them! These points can allow you to buy gifts without spending a dime, or offer a nice bottle of wine to your hosts.

4. Make decorating a family activity

Instead of buying ready-made decorations, why not make them yourself? It's an excellent family activity that allows for quality time together while preparing the house for the holidays. Plus, homemade decorations have a unique charm and will add a personal touch to your Christmas.

5. Plan ahead

One of the best ways to save money is to plan ahead. By starting your Christmas shopping earlier, you can take advantage of promotions and avoid last-minute impulse purchases.

Christmas is, above all, a time for sharing and togetherness. There's no need to spend a fortune to have a good time. With a little creativity and planning, you can celebrate the holidays without going into debt.

Happy Holidays to all!

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