Preparing for the Holidays Ahead of Time
We all love holidays. This is especially true when it is near December. We want to embrace the festive vibe. We want to savor every delicious food prepared and be with our loved ones.
For some of us, whether we are sure to go home or not, we still look forward to that time when we can reunite with people close to our hearts and spend a wonderful time with them. So it does not come as a surprise that most of us have already planned ahead of time especially who work abroad.
People who work overseas prepare as early mid year collecting gifts and goodies putting them in a large box and send them back home as early as October so that it will come just right in time before Christmas.
- Collecting essential gifts
It is usual that we love to buy shoes, clothes, gadgets, toys and chocolates for the people back home. They are our all-time favorites. But most of us, if not all, focus on the quantity and not the quality. We like to see a lot of things in the box because we thought people back home will be happy to have as many things to find as possible.
However, if you can see clearly the value of each item and its shelf life, you will find that more things do not necessarily equate to better. In fact, when you buy only a few pieces but with high quality, you are actually saving so much. Over longevity of time, quality stuff stays and you don’t have to buy another next year or so.
- Planning small trips carefully
It is reasonable to plan out our trips ahead of time, to buy airline tickets early while it is still cheaper. But also it is best that you plan small trips back home as well. There are many simple events and gatherings you can set up that are essential and affordable.
People always tend to plan bigger trips but not the small ones. The small ones though are those that are far more meaningful as they become those memories you can have with your family.
Choose trips where everybody can go and enjoy and not have to spend so much. It can be a resort nearby, a picnic at the park, a small gathering of relatives within the city or a tour out of town that your family can attend to.
If you want to cover all your expenses for your vacation back home and while you prepare for the things you want to buy and the trips you want to go to, you can also consider investing your savings to make more money and have enough budget for the holidays.
For example, while it is still early, you can use the money to buy and sell products. You can invest it in things that can give you back the profits. In that way, you are actually covering for your expenses when you go home. You can also take part time jobs if you can and save money for your vacation. Whatever it is that you choose to do, think of ways to earn more than you should spend.